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Problem With Secret Word

  1. Jan 17, 2004 #1
    One of the words listed below is a secret word
    Code (Text):
         AIM     DUE     MOD      OAT     TIE
    If u were to be told any one letter of secret word then you would be able to tell the no. of vowels in secret word which word is secret word
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2004 #2
    sorry, I misunderstood the question. I understand why it is TIE now. Here is why: The only word with one vowel is MOD. If you tell me any of the letters in that, I cannot tell it there is one or two letters (ie, you tell me M, and it can be MOD [1 vowel] or AIM [two vowels]), and therefore I am unsure if it has 1 or 2. This is the same for both O and D, for the same reasons. Therefore the secret word is a word without 'M', 'O' or 'D'. The only word without any of them is TIE. Sorry again... I should have reread it.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2004
  4. Jan 18, 2004 #3
    davilla is correct but i'm still looking for an explanation to this
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