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Topic: Alphabetizing Cardinals
Replies: 1   Last Post: Jul 24, 1996 1:39 PM

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 Jim Ward Posts: 16 Registered: 12/6/04
Alphabetizing Cardinals
Posted: Jul 20, 1996 10:30 AM

In Ross Eckler's new book "Making the Alphabet Dance", he answers the
question:

"If the numbers between one and one thousand vigintillion minus one
are arranged in alphabetical order instead of numerical order, is
there any number name in the list that matches its position in the
numerical list?"

The first number is eight.

The last number is two vigintillion two undecillion two trillion two
thousand two hundred two.

The first prime number is eight billion eighteen million eighteen
thousand eight hundred fifty one.

The last prime number is two vigintillion two undecillion two trillion
two thousand two hundred ninety three.

I recommend this book to all wordplay lovers. It has a mathematical
flavor.

Date Subject Author
7/20/96 Jim Ward
7/24/96 Catherine woodgold