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## #1 2006-09-29 22:20:04

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### alpha puzzle

Can you think of a hundred words (in a minute) which don't contain the letter 'a'?

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## #2 2006-09-29 22:53:18

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### Re: alpha puzzle

he, she, me, be, glee, fee, ....

100 in 60 seconds? Thats nearly 2 a second, so I won't make it.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #3 2006-09-29 22:54:57

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### Re: alpha puzzle

There is a very mathematical answer to this question

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## #4 2006-09-30 01:04:50

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### Re: alpha puzzle

do they need to be different words?

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## #5 2006-09-30 02:11:39

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### Re: alpha puzzle

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve....

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #6 2006-10-03 15:29:08

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### Re: alpha puzzle

Ricky's correct

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

## #7 2006-10-03 16:18:20

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### Re: alpha puzzle

Whodda Thunk It?

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## #8 2006-10-03 16:44:56

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### Re: alpha puzzle

So does that make me the alpha male?

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #9 2006-10-04 01:46:55

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### Re: alpha puzzle

lol good point. i think elizabeth asked me that trying to make her smarter than me but i outsmarted her i cheered her up after that saying it was a good question

Presenting the Prinny dance.
Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

## #10 2006-10-04 01:57:30

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### Re: alpha puzzle

#### Ricky wrote:

So does that make me the alpha male?

Ricky is the alpha-male of this website!!!!! That was an old puzzle in India, didn't know it travellled to US too

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## #11 2006-10-04 02:13:25

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### Re: alpha puzzle

im from the uk and whats an alpha male?

Presenting the Prinny dance.
Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

## #12 2006-10-04 05:59:40

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### Re: alpha puzzle

Top dog, espon.  The best of the best.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #13 2006-10-11 18:11:01

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### Re: alpha puzzle

'Top dog' also is used as a phrase given to someone who wins something, special or not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Dog

## #14 2006-10-12 02:37:58

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### Re: alpha puzzle

Devante, it also has a much more literal meaning, as the alpha male is the top dog in a pack of dogs

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #15 2006-10-12 02:49:03

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### Re: alpha puzzle

Thanks for that, Ricky - Reminds me of a very popular advertisement I've been seeing a lot.

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Especially on posters.