The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.math

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Quick Solution to Puzzle?
Replies: 12   Last Post: Aug 13, 2013 6:11 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
J.B. Wood

Posts: 46
Registered: 8/29/06
Re: Quick Solution to Puzzle?
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 6:39 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

On 08/09/2013 06:25 AM, Jim Burns wrote:

> There is the question of whether 0000000 and 0000001 count as
> telephone numbers, when the initial 0 connects you to the
> operator and the rest is ignored. But then, 1201216 possibly
> should not count either. Doesn't 1-201-216-???? start to
> connect you to somewhere in New Jersey?

Hello, all, and I never expected to get so many great comments on my OP!
As to the above, I would have to ask how old that poster is. Some of
us remember using home phones with dials and local phone numbers of 7
digits and being able to go into a doored phone booth and have a modicum
of voice privacy. Sincerely,

J. B. Wood e-mail:

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.