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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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first solution i thuoght of | Comment 40 of 49 |
consider how some people dont say seventy-seven, just seven seven, im going to go with
7777777777777
if i didn't mess up thats 13 of them, and since seventy-seven has five syables, and seven has two sylables, that could be defined in twenty-six sylables at the least. that is, unless you wanna get complicated and say you could define that number by saying that its 1111111111111 * 7 (16 sylables if you say one,one,one,one,one,one, etc.)
  Posted by luke on 2004-04-29 23:36:23
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