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#11 bluegene

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:54 AM

Can this be a solution?
9000000001
1000000008
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#12 rookie1ja

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:18 AM

Can this be a solution?
9000000001
1000000008


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#13 ajit4uuuu

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:39 PM

ans are

6210001000
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2100010006
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#14 korakender

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:38 PM

i dont understand why it has to add up to anything
9,000,000,000
this fits as a solution to the first half anyway
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#15 samiam81

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:34 PM

9000000000 cannot be an answer because the number of 9's in the full ten digit number is 1 not 0. The number would be 9000000001. This cannot be because now there are only eight 0's.

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#16 spoxjox

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

i dont understand why it has to add up to anything
9,000,000,000
this fits as a solution to the first half anyway


You are not understanding that the digits in the number have to represent the count of digits in the number itself. 9,000,000,000 shows that you have nine zeros, which is true, but the final zero also indicates that you have zero nines, which is false.

This might be easier to understand with an example that is at once harder than the problem and potentially easier to understand. Consider the following sentence:

"This sentence contains XX words, XX syllables, and XX letters."

How do you solve it? As you put in different words, the counts of the various parts change. Counting up the words not including the XXs, we get:

"This sentence contains seven words, XX syllables, and XX letters."

But we added the word "seven", so the sentence now contains eight words! We need to change it to:

"This sentence contains eight words, XX syllables, and XX letters."

We can see that when we replace the other XXs with words, we will in fact have a total of ten words:

"This sentence contains ten words, XX syllables, and XX letters."

Our sentence now contains thirteen syllables, not including the XXs:

"This sentence contains ten words, thirteen syllables, and XX letters."

But since "thirteen" itself contains two more syllables, we actually have fifteen syllables! Fortunately, "fifteen" also has two syllables, so we can say:

"This sentence contains ten words, fifteen syllables, and XX letters."

Counting up the letters so far, we have 4 + 8 + 8 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 3 + 7 = 54 letters:

"This sentence contains ten words, fifteen syllables, and fifty-four letters."

But this is now wrong. "Fifty-four" itself has nine more letters, for a total of 63 letters. In addition, the sentence no longer has fifteen syllables; it now has 18 syllables:

"This sentence contains ten words, eighteen syllables, and sixty-three letters."

But this is still wrong, as we knew it would be. Both "eighteen" and "sixty-three" have one letter more than the words they replaced ("fifteen" and "fifty-four", respectively). A quick count verifies that there are now 65 letters:

"This sentence contains ten words, eighteen syllables, and sixty-five letters."

But since "sixty-five" has one letter fewer than "sixty-three", our actual letter count is 64 -- which, thankfully, has the same written letter count as 65:

"This sentence contains ten words, eighteen syllables, and sixty-four letters."

This sentence is now perfectly self-describing. In the same sense, 621001000 is perfectly self-describing if you understand the first digit to represent the number of 0s in the number, the second digit to represent the number of 1s in the number, and so on to the tenth digit, which represents the number of 9s in the number.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

This one is pretty easy... work backwards if you name the number of zeros in the first position, then you will need to have one of that digit ... so that leaves 6 spots left for the zeros. Therefore the first number is 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -six zeros, 2 ones, 1 two and 1 seven. (note - I used trial and error to back into 6. I actually first had 7, but then realized I had two ones to have account for that caused using a two)

Flipping it its the same combo of numbers just a different order... 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6

Edited by RiddleRookie, 05 March 2008 - 02:58 PM.

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#18 iplayWOW

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:02 PM

good point
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#19 ktglo4him

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:48 PM

Answer to first question: 6,210,010,000
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#20 mayiko

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:48 AM

10-digit Number - Back to the Number Puzzles

* Find a 10-digit number, where the first figure defines the count of zeros in this number, the second figure the count of numeral 1 in this number etc. At the end the tenth numeral character expresses the count of the numeral 9 in this number.
* Find a 10-digit number, where the first numeral character expresses the count of numeral 1 in this number, ..., the tenth numeral the count of zeros in this number.


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I got the same answer, but is it unique?
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