One professor has written a 3-letter word on the blackboard, and explained that it was a 3-digit number in base 26, using A=0, B=1, C=2, etc.
A second professor figured what the decimal equivalent was, and then used the first professor's notation to write it: 0=A, 1=B, 2=C, etc.
He noticed that the result was also a common 3-letter word.
What were the two words?
(In reply to The two were a pair of at least six possibilites...
by Dej Mar)
i would bet on 783.
i think we may set all the previous ones (the A**), because A=0, thus it would not make a 3-digit number, in a certain sense.
784 has hie as the second word, but that's not so common, is it?
Posted by vj
on 2006-09-18 10:35:27