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#1 2006-09-29 00:20:04

ganesh
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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 00:53:18

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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.


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#3 2006-09-29 00:54:57

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Re: alpha puzzle

big_smile big_smile big_smile There is a very mathematical answer to this question smile


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#4 2006-09-29 03:04:50

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Re: alpha puzzle

do they need to be different words? tongue

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#5 2006-09-29 04:11:39

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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..."

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#6 2006-10-02 17:29:08

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Re: alpha puzzle

Ricky's correct smile


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#7 2006-10-02 18:18:20

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Re: alpha puzzle

Whodda Thunk It?


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#8 2006-10-02 18:44:56

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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..."

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#9 2006-10-03 03:46:55

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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 smile 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#10 2006-10-03 03:57:30

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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 smile


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#11 2006-10-03 04:13:25

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#12 2006-10-03 07:59:40

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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..."

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#13 2006-10-10 20:11:01

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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

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#14 2006-10-11 04:37:58

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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 wink


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#15 2006-10-11 04:49:03

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Re: alpha puzzle

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

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Especially on posters.

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