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I was feeling a bit clever

  1. Nov 15, 2005 #1
    Secret codes are often needed
    to keep a message hid.

    Having numbers stand for letters
    was a trick they often did.

    So, instead of putting SOS
    in letters on a line.

    The secret letter writer wrote

    But what if it was different
    and the numbers went to ground?

    If s-i-x is half a dozen
    at what number is a found?
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  3. Nov 15, 2005 #2
    I'm not sure I'm right... but could it be "1"? My brain is quite teased... :-/... ok ok.. it's 1.
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  4. Nov 15, 2005 #3
    C'mon people. This is the such a good brain teaser. In the style of that brainteaser we all know and love: The Sphinx. It is definately solvable,
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    If you like integer math, the answer is zero.
  7. Nov 15, 2005 #6
    If you realize that Math isn't always the answer you might come closer to a correct answer
  8. Nov 15, 2005 #7
    I can' hide them completely so don't look if you don't have to

    during a fox hunt sometimes the fox will "go to ground"
    it cannot be found, it hides.

    half a dozen is 6.
    if s-i-x is the code for half a dozen
    maybe you have to spell out the numbers, o-n-e, t-w-o, etc

    at what number is A found??
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    The Amswear

    Answear: .-
    --. --- --- -.. - . .- ... . .-.
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    Atleast found out why it isn't. It runs in the faimly:rofl:
  13. Nov 15, 2005 #12
    It's half numbers and half letters it's A-1
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  14. Nov 15, 2005 #13
    the answer:
    let's see someone let me know when they see an A
    o-n-e,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten,eleven....nine hundred ninety eight, nine hundred ninety nine, one thousAnd.
    anything yet?
  15. Nov 15, 2005 #14
    After burying my head in the sAnd, I say the answer is:
    101 or, o-n-e-h-u-n-d-e-r-e-d-A-n-d-o-n-e
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  16. Nov 16, 2005 #15
    right idea wrong number, and is not actually part of the number. if it was I would have learned about it on my twenty and one birthday
  17. Nov 16, 2005 #16
    what does go to ground mean? does that have to do with the sphinx and the sAnd? like thousand.. i suppose if we go backwards, negAtive-one would be the first with an A in it. I'm not sure what we'r looking for, the first A that comes up in the letters of a number without pretexts?
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