Saturday, September 7, 2013
Numbers of Syllables / Syllables of Numbers
When spoken aloud, the number 11 has three syllables, the number 105 has four syllables, and the number 1,200 has six syllables. Some puzzles on this general topic are below...feel free to put answers in the comments---or add more puzzles!
1) Amy subtracted a three-syllable number from a three-syllable number and obtained a thirty-seven syllable number. What could her numbers have been?
2) What is the smallest number you can find with nineteen syllables?
(You should be able to do better than 13,012,321,012,001.)
3) What is the largest number you can find for which the number of syllables equals the sum of the digits?
4) What is the largest prime number you can find for which the number of syllables equals the sum of the digits?