All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars    
perplexus dot info

Home > General > Word Problems
Math spelling (Posted on 2013-03-04) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What is the smallest number whose English name contains all five vowels, each one exactly once?

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (2 votes)

Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.)
re: Quick guess and some other ideas. | Comment 3 of 9 |
(In reply to Quick guess by Bryan)

five thousand (5000)
Surprisingly, one thousand is the first number that has an a in it (but it has two o's)
two thousand has two o's
three thousand has two e's
four thousand has two o's and two u's
five thousand is just right.

Incidentally one thousand five (1005) is the smallest with at least one of each vowel.

If you ascribe to what I consider improper wording then
two hundred and six (206) has one of each.
one hundred and six (106) has at least one of each.

If you don't require integers then you can probably get pretty small:
five thousandths (.005) for example.
but you can use millionths or any -illionths since they have two i's
you also can't use negatives (two e's)

The largest possible number may well be ninety thousand (90,000)
and of course there's no limit if you can use vowels more than once.



  Posted by Jer on 2013-03-04 12:21:04

Please log in:
Login:
Password:
Remember me:
Sign up! | Forgot password


Search:
Search body:
Forums (0)
Newest Problems
Random Problem
FAQ | About This Site
Site Statistics
New Comments (5)
Unsolved Problems
Top Rated Problems
This month's top
Most Commented On

Chatterbox:
Copyright © 2002 - 2017 by Animus Pactum Consulting. All rights reserved. Privacy Information