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Don't Talk About Yourself (Posted on 2004-02-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
This sentence has three As, two Cs, two Ds, nineteen Es, six Fs, two Gs, five Hs, ten Is, two Ls, twelve Ns, nine Os, five Rs, twenty six Ss, sixteen Ts, four Us, four Vs, eight Ws, four Xs, and two Ys.

How many other similar self-referential statements can you come up with (there exist a relatively small finite number of possibilities)?

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re(2): Two sentencess | Comment 5 of 14 |
(In reply to re: Two sentencess by Gamer)

Gamer: "What he wants is ones that relate to the letters in the sentence."

Unless I am totally misreading this puzzle (wouldn't be the first time !!), surely there are an infinite number of statements.

This sentence has fewer than 100 As, fewer than 100 Cs, fewer than 100 Ds, fewer than 100 Es, fewer than 100 Fs, fewer than 100 Gs, fewer than 100 Hs, fewer than 100 Is, fewer than 100 Ls, fewer than 100 Ns, fewer than 100 Os, fewer than 100 Rs, fewer than 100 Ss, fewer than 100 Ts, fewer than 100 Us, fewer than 100 Vs, fewer than 100 Ws, fewer than 100 Xs, and fewer than 100 Ys.

This sentence has fewer than 101 As, fewer than 101 Cs, fewer than 101 Ds, fewer than 101 Es, fewer than 101 Fs, fewer than 101 Gs, fewer than 101 Hs, fewer than 101 Is, fewer than 101 Ls, fewer than 101 Ns, fewer than 101 Os, fewer than 101 Rs, fewer than 101 Ss, fewer than 101 Ts, fewer than 101 Us, fewer than 101 Vs, fewer than 101 Ws, fewer than 101 Xs, and fewer than 101 Ys.

This sentence has fewer than 102 As, fewer than 102 Cs, fewer than 102 Ds, fewer than 102 Es, fewer than 102 Fs, fewer than 102 Gs, fewer than 102 Hs, fewer than 102 Is, fewer than 102 Ls, fewer than 102 Ns, fewer than 102 Os, fewer than 102 Rs, fewer than 102 Ss, fewer than 102 Ts, fewer than 102 Us, fewer than 102 Vs, fewer than 102 Ws, fewer than 102 Xs, and fewer than 102 Ys.

etc.....



Edited on February 1, 2004, 4:05 pm
  Posted by Penny on 2004-02-01 16:04:37

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