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Alex's revenge, maybe...

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Alex thought hard before going to Morty's last night after

losing bets two nights in a row.

But go he did, and with an extra swagger, because he had

come up with a challenge that he felt sure no one could meet.

You know those number series, like 1, 4, 9, 16, 25 ...

and the like? he asked, talking to no one in particular.

Well all the ones I've seen are like child's play. Last night

I come up with some numbers that none of ya here can

figure out - not in a month of Sundays.

Then grinning he added, But if anyone should be clever

enough, I'll buy him drinks for a month.

Davey appeared interested and sauntered over. Alex took

out a crumpled sheet of paper and handed it to him. On

it were scrawled, in Alex's dirty red ink, these numbers:

4, 5, 8, 8, 9, 9, 12, 13, 13, 13, 17, 18, ...

Ya see them numbers, do ya? Well, they just go on forever, they

do. And if ya figure out what they are, you'll be able to tell me the

50th, 63rd and 100th terms. And that's what it'll take to win.

With that, he sauntered over to shoot darts with Jamie - but not

before hollering back, Oh, and tell writersblock he's welcome to

give it a try, too.

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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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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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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.org/wiki/English_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
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