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 English and French (Posted on 2010-09-01)
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What are the values of x and y in the above sequence?

 Submitted by Charlie Rating: 4.0000 (1 votes) Solution: (Hide) There are 26 digits in the sequence. The title hints that the English and French languages play a role. Each digit refers to a letter of the alphabet. In particular it represents the number of syllables in the pronunciation of that letter of the alphabet. In English, the only letter with more than one syllable in its pronounced name is W, making x = 3 and y = 1. In French, Y also has more than one syllable, so in French x = 3 and y = 2.

 Subject Author Date X is really W! Math Man 2011-07-04 19:31:59 re: Why not? (Spoiler) Dej Mar 2010-09-02 04:55:47 Agreement ed bottemiller 2010-09-01 18:27:09 thoughts Andre 2010-09-01 17:05:43 Why not? Jyqm 2010-09-01 16:13:58 re: Probably a Primes problem?? Charlie 2010-09-01 14:29:05 Probably a Primes problem?? ed bottemiller 2010-09-01 14:27:58

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