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#21 rhapsodize

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:03 PM

Is it possible that you have not gone further than 100 for a reason?
nine hundred and ninety nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine.
What would you make of that using the same formula?

Spoiler for I make it

Back to our friend zero me thinks
Lost in ?????


Careful, the word "and" is only used when indicating a decimal point.

Nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine would either be:
1,000,049 (excluding spaces)
1,000,057 (including spaces)
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#22 yellowsubmarine

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:55 PM

I can see where you are coming from, but can you explain the solution again please? :huh:
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#23 bonanova

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:00 PM

I can see where you are coming from, but can you explain the solution again please? :huh:

Spoiler for It's like this ...

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#24 benkenobi

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:24 PM

The correct answers are 55, 73 and 110

How do you GET those answers?
Easy.

The first number in the series is 4
You get 4 by counting the letters in the number O-N-E and adding them to the value of the number.
Three letters in the word ONE plus the value of ONE = 3+1 = 4
The next number in the series is 5
T-W-O = 3 plus the value of 2 = 5
The next number is 8
T-H-R-E-E = 5 plus the value of 5 = 8
And so on, and so on, and so on

Really quite simple.

Fifty = 5+50 = 55
Sixty Three = 10+63 = 73
One Hundred = 10 + 100 = 110
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#25 Lost in space

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:30 PM

Careful, the word "and" is only used when indicating a decimal point.

Nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine would either be:
1,000,049 (excluding spaces)
1,000,057 (including spaces)


AND when you write numbers into words on cheques/checks is it not?
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#26 phil

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:08 AM

Spoiler for REAL EASY


wow I knew the answer just by looking at it for one minute somehow. I am amazed at myself.

How come no one used spoilers ( now that I look back at other people's answers)
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Edited by phil, 18 December 2008 - 03:10 AM.

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#27 shynth

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:36 PM

AND when you write numbers into words on cheques/checks is it not?


Just because its how you write it on your checks does not mean its the correct way of writing out numbers. rhapsodize was right, and its a VERY common misconception because its taught to you at such a young age and doesn't leave you easily.

I'll leave this link here in case you wanna click it.
http://www.webmath.com/saynum.html
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#28 DucktapeFairy

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:50 PM

AND when you write numbers into words on cheques/checks is it not?


No. The only time you're supposed to use "AND" in writing a check is before the cents [Two-hundred fifty AND no/100 dollars]. Which is indicating the decimal point. Fortunately, the school I work/teach in teaches the students this, as well -- the only time you use "AND" is to indicate the decimal.
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#29 Hawkeye

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:52 PM

The use of AND depends on whether you are using American English or English English.

American: One hundred ten
English: One hundred and ten

See http://en.wikipedia....nglish_numerals

By the way the number sequence in this puzzle is in OEIS. A095945

a(n) = n + number of letters in n

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Edited by Hawkeye, 15 October 2010 - 03:01 PM.

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