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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    
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re: Number | Comment 8 of 9 |
(In reply to Number by Math Man)

Not as small as nine-thousandths, but another possible number that contains one each of the five vowels is de Bruijn constant. The number is given as 1.1064957714....

Perhaps what Ady was wanting was the smallest English name of a counting (i.e., natural) number.  Given a further limitation of  standard American English venacular, then five thousand may be then indeed be the smallest. Permitted British English, two hundred and six is smaller than five thousand. 

 

 

Edited on March 10, 2013, 10:46 pm
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2013-03-09 02:34:40

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