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A Puzzle

beastmaster beastmaster Profile

Posted:
7/19/10 at
11:17:04 AM

Views: 681

What number is missing in the following sequence?

1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,??,1,1,1

Good Luck!

Re: A Puzzle by maelstrom-xiii maelstrom-xiii Profile at 7/20/10 2:03:04 PM

I'll bite. 1?

Re: A Puzzle by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/20/10 4:14:54 PM

> I'll bite. 1?

No, but I wanna give Gary a shot before I post the answer. He's really good with puzzles.

Here's a double hint for you, maelstrom..the NUMBER of numbers is significant, and the missing number is a single digit number.

Mike

Re: A Puzzle by d_n_s_u at 7/20/10 4:48:49 PM

I'll have a stab at 22

or could it be 1,440?

..Don't ask!! It's just me thinking way too far outside the box on this one and not really having a clue :-)

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Re: A Puzzle by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/20/10 6:38:12 PM

> I'll have a stab at 22

> or could it be 1,440?

> ..Don't ask!! It's just me thinking way too far outside the
> box on this one and not really having a clue :-)

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The missing number is 3. The 26 letters represent the number of syllables in each letter of the alphabet. All have ONE syllable except for "W" which has 3.

Re: A Puzzle by MABrider MABrider Profile at 7/20/10 10:55:14 PM

> The missing number is 3. The 26 letters represent the
> number of syllables in each letter of the alphabet. All
> have ONE syllable except for "W" which has 3.

I believe you meant to say "The 26 numbers represent..."

OK, so W has 3 syllables.
How would those 3 syllables be written out?
This is NOT a contest, I would really like to know, I never learned how to "spell" W!

Double = 2 syllables
U = 1 syllable
You = 1 syllable

So if you "wrote out" the letter W would it be "double U"
or "double you"?

Phonetically speaking,
Mike B.

Re: A Puzzle by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/21/10 5:35:20 AM

If the political pundits were right, I guess it'd be "DUBYA"

Somehow, I never really pronounced the "L" so for me, it might be spelled "Dubbayoo."

Re: A Puzzle by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/21/10 1:10:48 PM

> > The missing number is 3. The 26 letters represent the
> > number of syllables in each letter of the alphabet.
> All
> > have ONE syllable except for "W" which has
> 3.

> I believe you meant to say "The 26 numbers
> represent..."

I didn't notice this comment before. Yep, you're right, Mr. B!