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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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If you wrote them in alphabetical order, "eight" would come first and "two thousand two hundred and two" would come last.

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The solution is indicated by the title. It would be great if whoever marked it -1 found the solution. ;)

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It has to do with ORDER.

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For starters, think about just the first number.

In Columbia 40 would be replaced by 2.
In Dusseldorf 40 would be replaced by 1.

This is a good puzzle. Really. ;)

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got no clue really. sorry to say.

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

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the letters spelling out the numbers and the order of these letters in the alphabet. "Forty" is the first number that has all letters in the same order as they appear in the English alphabet. "Dos" has the same property in Spanish and "Ein" in German.

No idea how 2202 fits into this, but I'm sure someone will be able to figure it out.

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the letters spelling out the numbers and the order of these letters in the alphabet. "Forty" is the first number that has all letters in the same order as they appear in the English alphabet. "Dos" has the same property in Spanish and "Ein" in German.

No idea how 2202 fits into this, but I'm sure someone will be able to figure it out.

Eight has the vowels in order followed by the consonants in order.

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the letters spelling out the numbers and the order of these letters in the alphabet. "Forty" is the first number that has all letters in the same order as they appear in the English alphabet. "Dos" has the same property in Spanish and "Ein" in German.

No idea how 2202 fits into this, but I'm sure someone will be able to figure it out.

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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the letters spelling out the numbers and the order of these letters in the alphabet. "Forty" is the first number that has all letters in the same order as they appear in the English alphabet. "Dos" has the same property in Spanish and "Ein" in German.

No idea how 2202 fits into this, but I'm sure someone will be able to figure it out.

Eight has the vowels in order followed by the consonants in order.

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

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

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