Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

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Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Kieran Child » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:39 am

No funny business. You know full well if your answer's pushing it ;)

1) If you count up from 1, what's the first number that doesn't use a new letter?
2) If you count up from 1, what's the last letter to be introduced?
3) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the top row of letters on a keyboard?
4) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the middle row of letters on a keyboard?
5) If you were to spell out a number on a telephone, what's the biggest number you could type whereby you end by pressing the digits of that number?
6) What's the lowest number that could be an impossible target in a legal countdown numbers round?
7) What's the biggest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard (standard typing style.)
8) What's the smallest number than can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
9) What's the biggest number that alternates between vowels and consenants?
10) What's the smallest number where the value is three times the number of letters?

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:11 am

I'll answer 6 straight away: 100
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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:21 am

1) If you count up from 1, what's the first number that doesn't use a new letter? SEVEN, easy.
2) If you count up from 1, what's the last letter to be introduced? C, easy.
3) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the top row of letters on a keyboard? TYPEWRITER, easy. Oops, I mean TWO.
4) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the middle row of letters on a keyboard? Thanks a lot mate.
5) If you were to spell out a number on a telephone, what's the biggest number you could type whereby you end by pressing the digits of that number? YAWN.
6) What's the lowest number that could be an impossible target in a legal countdown numbers round? Um, debatably 100. Easy.
7) What's the biggest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard (standard typing style.) Where's the question mark? Anyway Corby wouldn't know this as he's a one-handed typist.
8) What's the smallest number than can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard? See above.
9) What's the biggest number that alternates between vowels and consenants? It's CONSONANTS, you fr00b.
10) What's the smallest number where the value is three times the number of letters?Hmmm. Is it GANDISEEG?

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:46 am

Kieran Child wrote:7) What's the largest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
8) What's the smallest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
I think the answer for #7 is EIGHTY and for #8, I get the answer SIX.

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:38 pm

Kieran Child wrote:10) What's the smallest number where the value is three times the number of letters?
Answer here -----> THIRTY THREE

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:20 pm

I think question 3 is PROPRIETOR

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:21 pm

1) If you count up from 1, what's the first number that doesn't use a new letter?
2) If you count up from 1, what's the last letter to be introduced?
3) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the top row of letters on a keyboard?
4) What's the biggest amount you can spell on the middle row of letters on a keyboard?
5) If you were to spell out a number on a telephone, what's the biggest number you could type whereby you end by pressing the digits of that number?
6) What's the lowest number that could be an impossible target in a legal countdown numbers round?
7) What's the biggest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard (standard typing style.)
8) What's the smallest number than can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
9) What's the biggest number that alternates between vowels and consenants?
10) What's the smallest number where the value is three times the number of letters?

Here's my first attempt:


1. 7
2. C
3. 2
4. I don't think there is one
5. need to get my head round this one
6. 100, but I think you may be looking for 82
7. not yet
8. 6
9. 11
10. 33

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Kieran Child » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:26 pm

Glad to see such enthusiasm, even though I'm aware the sequel isn't as good as the original.
Oh, and I'm also more than happy to be called a froob. Froobs are the tastiest type of yoghurt around.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:30 pm

Kieran Child wrote:7) What's the biggest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard (standard typing style.)
8) What's the smallest number than can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
Surely these are stupid questions. Most people probably don't even know what this "standard" style is let alone use it.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Kieran Child » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:49 pm

Left hand:
qwertasdfgzxcvb
Right hand:
yuiophjklnm,.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:51 pm

One more answer added


1. 7
2. C
3. 2
4. I don't think there is one
5. need to get my head round this one
6. 100, but I think you may be looking for 82
7. 88
8. 6
9. 11
10. 33

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:53 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Kieran Child wrote:7) What's the biggest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard (standard typing style.)
8) What's the smallest number than can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
Surely these are stupid questions. Most people probably don't even know what this "standard" style is let alone use it.
Most people not knowing how to answer a question doesn't make it stupid.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:54 pm

If unsure of the keyboard ones, you could always use a picture off the internet:

http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/%7Egreg/images/keyboard.png

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:03 pm

Kieran Child wrote:Left hand:
qwertasdfgzxcvb
Right hand:
yuiophjklnm,.
Thanks

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:06 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:Most people not knowing how to answer a question doesn't make it stupid.
Maybe it came across as a bit harsh as the questions (and in the other thread) are quite interesting, but it's the arbitrary nature of it. It relates to typing in a style regarded to be standard by an arbitrary set of people. Its standardness is not objective. Obviously the way we write numbers with letters is essentially arbitrary but this crosses a line for me.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:07 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Kieran Child wrote:Left hand:
qwertasdfgzxcvb
Right hand:
yuiophjklnm,.
Thanks
I originally saw EIGHTY for the highest number, but had to Google it because of the 'G' and came across the picture I posted above :D.

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:30 am

Joseph Bolas wrote:If unsure of the keyboard ones, you could always use a picture off the internet:

http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/%7Egreg/images/keyboard.png
Thanks for this Jobester. It seems my pinkies have been completely slacking off for the multitude of buttons they're meant to be pressing! Next time I need to open a square bracket or use Caps Lock I'll tell them to get off their arses!

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Kieran Child » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:41 am

I didn't intend for such disagreements about what typing is or isn't...

To give credit to both sides:
1) I think this set is kinda crappy compared to my last set, but I couldn't really think of anything decent ;) and
2) The typing style is standardized, which is why you will probably have bumps on the f and j keys, for touch-typing.

Also, there is a bigger number than eighty :D

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Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Post by Joseph Bolas » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:57 am

Kieran Child wrote:I didn't intend for such disagreements about what typing is or isn't...

To give credit to both sides:
1) I think this set is kinda crappy compared to my last set, but I couldn't really think of anything decent ;) and
2) The typing style is standardized, which is why you will probably have bumps on the f and j keys, for touch-typing.

Also, there is a bigger number than eighty :D
How did I miss that :oops:. Would it be EIGHTY EIGHT :P

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