The smallest cardinal number whose name is spelled with:
3 letters is 1 (one)
4 letters is 0 (zero)
5 letters is 3 (three)
6 letters is (?)
7 letters is (?)
8 letters is (?)
9 letters is (?)
10 letters is (?)
15 letters is 103 (one hundred three ^{*})
20 letters is (?)
25 letters is (?)
30 letters is (?)
40 letters is (?)
50 letters is (?)
100 letters is (?)
In the above list replace all interrogation marks by a correct answer.
^{*} Note the absence of the word "and".
The building blocks we have to work with:
3 one
5 three
4 four
6 eleven
8 thirteen
7 fifteen
9 seventeen
6 twenty
5 forty
7 seventy
7 hundred
8 thousand
7 million
7 billion
8 trillion
11 quadrillion
11 quintillion
10 sextillion
We get:
3 letters is 1 (one)
4 letters is 0 (zero)
5 letters is 3 (three)
6 letters is 11 (eleven)
7 letters is 15 (fifteen)
8 letters is 13 (thirteen)
9 letters is 17 (seventeen)
10 letters is 100 (one hundred)
15 letters is 103 (one hundred three)
20 letters is 313 (three hundred thirteen)
25 letters is 1104 (one thousand one hundred four)
30 letters is 1144 (one thousand one hundred fortyfour)
40 letters is 13,373 (thirteen thousand three hundred seventythree)
50 letters is 113,373 (one hundred thirteen thousand three hundred seventythree)
100 letters is 11,373,373,373 (eleven billion three hundred seventythree million three hundred seventythree thousand three hundred seventythree)

Posted by Charlie
on 20160923 15:48:50 