# Number Sequence Placement

Asked Sep 28, 2009, 08:45 PM — 13 Answers
Where does 13 fit in this number sequence (8,11,5,4,9,1,7,6,10,3,12,2) ?

 Capuchin Posts: 5,319, Reputation: 3601 Uber Member #2 Sep 29, 2009, 05:31 AM
This isn't really a number sequence. The terms are simply in alphabetical order, so 13 is between 10 and 3.

I say it's not a number sequence because you can't predict the next term like you can with number sequences, and the sequence completely changes depending on how far along the number line you go.
 ebaines Posts: 10,038, Reputation: 5529 Expert #3 Sep 29, 2009, 06:17 AM
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 Originally Posted by Capuchin This isn't really a number sequence. The terms are simply in alphabetical order, so 13 is between 10 and 3. I say it's not a number sequence because you can't predict the next term like you can with number sequences, and the sequence completely changes depending on how far along the number line you go.
Very good! This reminds me of an interesting riddle: if you have a dictionary with all the numbers from one to one trillion written out in alphabetical order (in english), the first number listed would be eight, but what would be the first odd number listed? In determining alphabetical order ignore dashes and spaces (so "eight hundred" comes before "eighty-nine," which comes before "eight thousand").
 ArcSine Posts: 948, Reputation: 518 Senior Member #4 Sep 29, 2009, 07:16 AM
Wild guess (OK, after a few second- and third-guesses): 8,000,000,885?
 ebaines Posts: 10,038, Reputation: 5529 Expert #5 Sep 29, 2009, 07:31 AM
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 Originally Posted by ArcSine Wild guess (OK, after a few second- and third-guesses): 8,000,000,885?
You're close - but no cigar!

Hint - "eighteen" comes before "eight hundred." So - how to use "eighteen" in a number that starts with "eight billion?"
 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #6 Sep 29, 2009, 07:41 AM
Do you mean 8,000,001,885? Eight billion eighteen eighty five?

I'm new to this riddle
 ebaines Posts: 10,038, Reputation: 5529 Expert #7 Sep 29, 2009, 07:50 AM
I like the way you're thinking, but the number 1,885 would be written out as "one thousand eight hundred and eight-five," not as "eighteen hundred and eighty-five." The answer I'm looking for starts with "eight billion, eighteen million ..."
 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #8 Sep 29, 2009, 07:56 AM
Lol! Ok, I'll have another try... Hmm...

8,018,018,885?
 ebaines Posts: 10,038, Reputation: 5529 Expert #9 Sep 29, 2009, 08:02 AM
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 Originally Posted by Unknown008 Lol! Ok, I'll have another try... Hmm... 8,018,018,885?
Excellent - give that man a cigar!
 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #10 Sep 29, 2009, 08:29 AM
Arg! I don't smoke!

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