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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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Some Thoughts smartalecking the solution | Comment 47 of 49 |

First, the paradox would be straightened by changing the word "defined" to the word "specified," adding the 25th syllable to the question so we don't seem like smartasses.  second, I have to argue with the fact that the smallest positive integer that cannot be defined in less than two syllables is seven.  Zero is smaller.  Somebody's gonna argue back that zero isn't positive, but it isn't negative either, thus we have an interesting side paradox.


  Posted by Adam on 2005-12-21 23:57:35
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