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## A Mathematical English Sentence

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 Puzzle ID: #408 Fun: (2.45) Difficulty: (2.63) Category: Language Submitted By: Phyllis Corrected By: npf2005

The following is a mathematical expression that is a complete English sentence. Can you tell what the message says?

10 20 04 18 0

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 Atropus Mar 05, 2006 Wahh.. the gaps make it much harder. Nice one! ^_^ keveffect1 Mar 09, 2006 Nice that would be a good one for Mad Gab settra626 Mar 16, 2006 im so confused Vigo95 May 14, 2006 very interesting ! i liked it a lot !!! Crazycriely Jun 20, 2006 so why does it go from using 0 for "ought" to using it for nothing? meh it was a bit of a stretch for me perrygf Jun 21, 2006 I didn't think it was a stretch to switch what "0" meant. I figured it all words that could be used for a number were fair game. The gaps confused me, though. I thought the first one was ten, then twenty. Nice idea, though. Keep 'em coming! speedywheels Jun 21, 2006 THAT WAS AWESOME. Battery Oct 19, 2006 extremely awesome banzai Oct 19, 2006 i agree dividing the numbers or pairing them up made it a much more difficult teaser. i did not get it, but enjoyed trying. ciotog Dec 31, 2006 The sentence was a stretch, the spacing of the numbers invalidates their interpretation to me (you can't put 10 together and expect it to mean 1 0, it means "ten"), and 0 doesn't translate to "owe" as 0 is only pronounced as 'o' when it's at the beginning of a number like '06 (or at the beginning of a segment after a boundary, like "twenty-oh-six" means 2006). Yeah, you could say I didn't think this teaser was very good, or fair. batatis May 21, 2007 heard it b4. i tried submitting it but it was your duplicate