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8549176320 Puzzle

Date: 04/30/2002 at 12:20:11
From: Tina
Subject: Special Number Pattern

The following number is formed by a special pattern and is the only 
one of its kind: 8549176320.  What is the pattern?


Date: 04/30/2002 at 12:24:37
From: Doctor Sarah
Subject: Re: Special Number Pattern

Hi Tina - thanks for writing to Dr. Math.

This is a kind of trick. Write out the English words for all the 
numbers, in order:

eight
five
four
nine
...
zero

and look at all of the first letters.  What order are they in?

- Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum
  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ 


Date: 04/30/2002 at 12:39:57
From: Tina
Subject: Thanks

Thanks a bunch, Dr. Sarah. I wouldn't have ever thought of that.
Tina
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