I'm posting one puzzle, riddle, math, or statistical problem a day. Try to answer each one and post your answers in the comments section. I'll post the answer the next day. Even if you have the same answer as someone else, feel free to put up your answer, too!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Short is to 1811010 as skinny is to...
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After you solved the puzzle where I just posted the coded message, I thought I would never be able to stump you all again!ReplyDelete
The answer is 6120 (fat). The numerical value of the letters.
>__< I was trying to work out how Short would become 1811010, not thinking that the numbers might be another word. I just feel silly now.ReplyDelete
Maybe I'm missing something, but if 6120 spells "fat", then doesn't 1811010 spell "rajj"? Shouldn't the number be 2011212 (tall)?ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm confused about this one, too...ReplyDelete
Any update/clarification on this one? I'm still confused (and perpetually bothered) by it... :)ReplyDelete
Hi Tabitha and anonymous. Sorry I kept forgetting to come back and fix this.ReplyDelete
In plain writing, the answer is short is to tall as skinny is to fat.
If we let a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4, e = 5, f = 6, g = 7, h = 8, i = 9, j = 10, k = 11, l = 12, m = 13, n = 14, o = 15, p = 16, q = 17, r = 18, s = 19, t = 20, ...
And you can see where I messed this one up. Tall should have been: 18, 1, 12, 12 and fat is 6, 1, 20.
I really need an editor!
Shouldn't the number be 2011212 (tall)?Delete
t=20. you have it as 18.
Thanks! :-) Glad to know I'm not crazy, anyway. And hey -- I'm a pretty good editor if you ever want someone to check over something before you post it!ReplyDelete