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English and French (Posted on 2010-09-01) Difficulty: 2 of 5

What are the values of x and y in the above sequence?

  Submitted by Charlie    
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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.

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionX is really W!Math Man2011-07-04 19:31:59
Solutionre: Why not? (Spoiler)Dej Mar2010-09-02 04:55:47
Agreemented bottemiller2010-09-01 18:27:09
thoughtsAndre2010-09-01 17:05:43
SolutionWhy not?Jyqm2010-09-01 16:13:58
re: Probably a Primes problem??Charlie2010-09-01 14:29:05
Probably a Primes problem??ed bottemiller2010-09-01 14:27:58
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