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Puzzle ID:#2263
Fun:*** (2.67)
Difficulty:*** (2.59)
Submitted By:RayneeDay***




Among those numbers whose literal representation in capital letters consist only of straight line segments (for example, FIVE), only one number has a value equal to the number of segments used to write it. What is that number?

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Feb 08, 2002

i don't get that at all!!!!!
Mar 08, 2002

Come on, tell me what you think. I am of the opinion that the Comment box is way under used. If you like it great, If you hate it, tell me. So I can fix the problem in future puzzles. Personally I think more feedback both good and bad can only help the website produce more fun for all. Even a little trash talkin' can be fun.
Mar 27, 2002

That's a fantastically difficult puzzle. I love it!
Mar 27, 2002

I must say this is a great one... but there is a variable... the I... it could be 31 or 29 depending on how you make the "I"
Mar 27, 2002

actually i found a cpl more... making the Y how it's shown here ur's works but i commonly make my y's with two marks... and the correct way to write out 29 is with a dash TWENTY-NINE... uh oh...... sorry... i'm going through virtually all of ur puzzles and i figured i might as well point out. mistakes in this one.. since i haven't seen any others so far ;)
Mar 28, 2002

Just one remark:
- By not giving us a limit (i.e. "below 50"), you imply the range of the whole Integers, from -INF to +INF. Your assumption is therefore dangerous, as the hypothesis "the only one that has that characteristic" is nearly impossible to prove. Remember Fermat's theorem!
Mar 29, 2002

I liked this one! I'm a total slacker though, and clicked 'show answer' after I wrote up to "TWENTY". he he he
Mar 31, 2002

Not that I'm trying to be a scrooge, but I count the number TWENTY NINE to equal 30 line segments. T=2, W=4, E=4, N=3, T=2, Y=2 (as you have it written in the answer), N=3, I=3, N=3, E=4. Therefore, 2+4+4+3+2+2+3+3+3+4=30. That is, of course, unless I'm overlooking something.
Apr 22, 2002

HIstorybob, I can't control the font that braingle puts up on there web site. you are almost there accept you subract 2 from the I and add one to the Y
Apr 24, 2002

Yay! I got it!!!!
Nov 28, 2005

I liked it, interesting never thought of this before. I like the original ones.

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