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groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: 1 I can't claim credit for this one but I don't know whom to credit it to; I picked it up off of Yahoo! Answers What three numbers complete this set: 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 20, 23, 27, __, __, __ ?
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: 2 Shouldn't 2.71828... be in that set, as well. (I didn't solve it, I looked up the answer. My comment is meant as a hint, so I spoilered it.)
lostdummy
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: 3 One answer could be numbers that have only vowel "e" in english name, so for example next 3 could be: ...,70,73,77 . BTW, those 3 are probably last numbers that satisfy "only e" Potential problem with that is "Y" , which is also considered sometimes vowel , and is present in 20,23,27,70,73,77 .
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:58 am    Post subject: 4

 Quote: numbers that have only vowel "e" in english name, so for example next 3 could be: ...,70,73,77 . BTW, those 3 are probably last numbers that satisfy "only e"

Sorry to ruin everything, but that would mean "8" is missing from the sequence.
Zag
Tired of his old title

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: 5

Amb wrote:
 Quote: numbers that have only vowel "e" in english name, so for example next 3 could be: ...,70,73,77 . BTW, those 3 are probably last numbers that satisfy "only e"

Sorry to ruin everything, but that would mean "8" is missing from the sequence.

Umm, no. Unless you spell it funny.
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject: 6 He's from New Zealand; they have a bit of trouble with Es and Is (Hillo kiwis!)
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: 7 Ni vuwil prablum hari ut ell. A jist (epparuntle) di nyt knew whit tha wurd "inle" maent! No vowel problem here at all. I just do not know what the word 'only' meant!
Kiri Te Kanawa*
Guest

 Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: 8 Amb nōhea taea pūngakupu.
Lepton*
Guest

 Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: 9 So is the full sequence e, 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 20, 23, 27, 70, 73, 77, Berry?
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: 10 How about three seventeenths, seven seventeenths, three sevenths, twenty-three twenty-sevenths, etc.?
Poisonium
annoyed by the old

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: 11

 lostdummy wrote: Potential problem with that is "Y" , which is also considered sometimes vowel , and is present in 20,23,27,70,73,77 .

Y is a consonant when doing a 'j' sound (see other Germanic languages, like German or Dutch). If it's an 'i' sound (like in 'twenty') then it's a vowel. As far as I know, no numbers contain the 'j' sound, so it's not relevant.
THUDandBLUNDER
Threefold Repetition

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:34 am    Post subject: 12

 Amb wrote: Ni vuwil prablum hari ut ell. A jist (epparuntle) di nyt knew whit tha wurd "inle" maent! No vowel problem here at all. I just do not know what the word 'only' meant!

That's Queen's English compared to Strine.
It is advisable for English-speaking tourists in Oz to carry a dictionary at all times, so that in case of an accident they can at least die laughing.
But it's still easier on the ear than Cockney, yanawhaddamean?
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