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Shortest Long Number (Posted on 2004-04-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What is the smallest positive integer that cannot be defined in less than twenty-five syllables?

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re(3): Tentative solution - Definitions | Comment 10 of 49 |
(In reply to re(2): Tentative solution by Oren)

The current lowest seems to be 11,777,777 (eleven million, seven hundred and seventy seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy seven - 27 syllables, I think).

But could this number not also be defined as

5888888.5 x 2 (five million eight hundred and eighty eight thousand eight hundred and eighty eight point five times two - 23 syllables, I think)?

If it can be defined in less syllables, it doesn't count.


  Posted by Sam on 2004-04-15 17:11:03
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