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Best Answer Rainman, 09 April 2014 - 12:38 AM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:48 AM

Consider the numbers from one to one million: 1, 2, 3, ..., 999998, 999999, 1000000.

What is remarkable about the numbers 40, 8, and 2202?


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

Spoiler for Hint


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:08 AM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:17 AM

For starters, think about just the first  number.

 

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This is a good puzzle. Really. ;)


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

got no clue really. sorry to say.

don't know what location has to do with it.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

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Great - that's the "orderly" connection the puzzle alludes to.
40 is not just the first, but the only, number with that property.
Same with dos and ein, which I thought was interesting.

That's the first part, and now the properties of the next two numbers are sure to follow.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

 

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Consider the next two numbers as a pair, rather than singly.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

If you were to write the numbers as one, two, three, four, .... one million. What would you find?


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