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More ways to get Braingle...

Number Trouble

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#22260
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:brgdo1994*****
Corrected By:Mysterious

 

 

 



What number, when spelled out, has no repeated letters and has each of the vowels (not including Y) once?




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Comments

TopOMornin**
Apr 14, 2005

Wow... I did not realize that! Good one!!!!!
froggyggAus*
Apr 14, 2005

I gave up before I got anywhere near the correct answer. Good job.
icequeen05**
Apr 14, 2005

i thought the number 1

o-n-e

but 5,000 works, 2

f-i-v-e t-h-o-u-s-a-n-d
Master_YodaAus*
Apr 14, 2005

Good teaser. I tried counting up, but never got that far.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Apr 15, 2005

This was a hard (but good) one. I just went right to the answer... I'm such a party pooper
rotwyla98
Apr 16, 2005

one doesnt have all of the vowels though.. i knew thousand had to be in there so i started counting up from there
unklemykeAus*
Apr 19, 2005

Eight Thousand works also- you didn't say you were looking for the smallest number
darthforman*
Apr 19, 2005

I stopped counting after one and went straight to he answer.

It's cool. I liked it.
darthforman*
Apr 19, 2005

I went straight to THE answer.

(my typing skills need improving)
darthforman*
Apr 19, 2005

brain_deadAjm*
Apr 24, 2005

had to think about that one for a second
(user deleted)
Apr 27, 2005

five thousand would werk too.

f-i-v-e-t-h-o-u-s-a-n-d

I liked it though!
rotwyla98
May 14, 2005

five thousand is the answer...
monkeydavis05
Jul 27, 2005

i got eight thousand too... doesn't that work??
leftclickAau**
Aug 01, 2007

Nice one I got "two hundred and six". Americans don't say "and" but British and Australians do, so it works for me
mosca*us*
Dec 01, 2007

Uh....eight thousand has some repeated letters, so it wouldn't work! Very nice teaser!
Zag24Aus*
Jan 14, 2009

If you're ok with saying it poetically, then "four and eighty" fits the bill and has all the vowels, including Y.

(By 'poetically' I am referring to the song "four and twenty blackbirds ...")
donquixote235Aus*
Feb 25, 2009

I had gone for eight thousand as well, but it does indeed have repeated letters ("t" and "h" to be precise).
bradon182001*us*
Feb 25, 2009

I was thinking way down the list, like thirteen, fourteen and then gave up. Good thing, I'd still be counting. Good teaser. Thanks for posting.
auntiesisAus*
Feb 25, 2009

I knew right off the bat that it had to be thousand, but then I thought 1,005 has all the vowels. Then I realized the o was repeated, so I gave up.
Close , but no cigar.
avonmaAus*
Feb 25, 2009

I got it within 10 seconds and I thought it would have to be a long word (s) to contain all the letters. So I didn't try to count up from 1. I knew "thousand" had 3 of the vowels, so "five" had the other 2 I needed. FUN! THANKS!
I do much better with words than numbers. Maybe I need to write out with words all of my math problems...
kwelchansAus*
Feb 25, 2009

I like zag24's answer.
kasiecom*
Feb 25, 2009

would the lowest number, if that is what the braingle was implying, not be one
thousand fifty.
kasiecom*
Feb 25, 2009

correction: one thousand five
kasiecom*
Feb 25, 2009

correction of correction: thousand five
wordmama*
Feb 25, 2009

We don't say "thousand five" so it couldn't be the answer!!

It took me a minute or so, but I got to the correct answer, five thousand. It was satisfying to figure it out!!
JimmymoAie*
Feb 25, 2009

That was a good one. Once i figured it was a number in the thousands it went quick! Very fun!
UptheHillA*
Feb 25, 2009

Nice1!!!
FatHeadAus*
Feb 25, 2009

Too easy, once I remember that 1000 was the smallest with an 'a'.
BrainyWitch94us
Feb 25, 2009

cool but I think there are more interesting things on here.
(user deleted)
Feb 25, 2009

How bout this one?
-4
(nEgAtIve fOUr)
zaya*
Feb 25, 2009

col726 - negative has two "e"s

I thought that would be really hard, but got to five thousand pretty quickly (had to be a bigger #, no teens, no hundred given 2 ds, then try thousands). Nice one.
kasiecom*
Feb 25, 2009

What do we say if we do not say thousand five ? Please explain.
sammydjAau*
Feb 25, 2009

i got eight thousand
trickster2005Aus*
Feb 25, 2009

i got it! i love these
Fasil*
Feb 26, 2009

five thousand
six thousand ten
eight thousand
nine thousand
ten thousand six

-includes "y"-
six thousand twenty
ten thousand sixty
twenty six thousand
Fasil*
Feb 26, 2009

oops "no repeated letters" *opens mouth inserts foot*
Lil_Dork*ca*
May 16, 2009

v cool

-K
Babe*
Feb 25, 2012

It took too much time to stop and figure out so I did not even try.
MAPHESTIPHOLUS
Feb 25, 2012

Five thousand, Eight thousand or Nine thousand...all work.
quads84*
Feb 25, 2012

I started off with "one thousand", but knew there were two 'o's. It took me about 2 minutes (because I quickly ran 1-10, 20, 30, etc. to one hundred to make sure there were no 'a's down there). But, once I was sure it had to be ____ thousand, I found it quite quickly.
spikethru4*au*
Feb 25, 2012

@kasie, 1005 is spelt 'one thousand (and) five', depending on nationality.

eigHT THousand and NiNe thousaNd do not work because of repeated letters.

The only number components that do not contain repeated letters are 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 40, 60, 80 and 1000. Since 1000 is the only one to contain an A, it must be in the answer. Five is the only one of the others to not share any letters with thousand and, happily, contains the missing vowels. Five thousand is therefore the ONLY solution.
cutebugAus*
Feb 25, 2012

I can only count to ten, so I didn't get it.
Bigfoot
Feb 25, 2012

sorry to burst your bubble but Y is "NOT" a vowel. The vowels are a,e,i,o and u
JudyAWS*
Feb 25, 2012

My, my, Bigfoot. Are you sure about that?
thecatladycac**
Feb 25, 2012

Bigfoot
In the word "try" the y is a vowel.
cribb19Aus
Feb 25, 2012

I got EIght thOUsAnd instead fIvE thOUsAnd.
Mathgeek007tca*
Feb 25, 2012

EIGHT THOUSAND REPEATS THE LETTER T.

YOU CANNOT USE T TWICE.



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