How Many Letters?

How many letters are there in the correct answer to this question?

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13 Comments

  1. Petter:

    Four?

  2. Dan:

    Four

  3. Michael:

    Twelve plus one?

  4. MQ:

    ONE PLUS TWELVE

    (TWO PLUS ELEVEN)

  5. Leo:

    0

  6. lvps1000vm:

    0

  7. Chaz:

    There are thirty six letters in the answer

  8. Michael Albert:

    Maybe eleven

  9. Michael Albert:

    Certainly sixteen

  10. Michael Albert:

    Any number n whose value can be expressed using n letters, for example sixty seven

  11. Bob Hearn:

    Zero plus one plus two plus three plus …

  12. Chaz:

    This question is a *fantastic* way to make a bright 12-year kid shut up and think.

    Feed in a couple of ideas, and a *really* bright group can get to {Michael Albert}’s answer.

    But: if you just want to stop the noise from an 11-year-old kid: ask this.

  13. Austin:

    Dix-sept (en français)

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