# Self Descriptive Numbers

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• 4th November 2012, 08:40 PM
hit
Self Descriptive Numbers
OK, So I'm helping hit Jnr with his homework and this has me stumped!

We need a text that describes a number and used the same amount of characters (no numbers, spaces, symbols or punctuation). So:
8 = TWOCUBED
20=FOURMULTIPLIEDBYFIVE

We have worked out all of them from 8 to 20 apart from the number 9! It's driving us nuts! Can anyone come up with one?
• 4th November 2012, 09:12 PM
steve
PISQUARED is the closest I've got so far :-)

Try using the LEN function in excel
• 4th November 2012, 09:19 PM
hit
Quote:

Originally Posted by steve
PISQUARED is the closest I've got so far :-)

Try using the LEN function in excel

Indeed, that's how I got most of the others in an excel spreadsheet. PISQUARED might do it I guess, close enough with some rounding down ;)
• 4th November 2012, 09:23 PM
elsiegee40
The best I've come up with so far are a bit of a cheat

SIXNTHREE (N is a poor abbreviation of AND)

oh and

TRITHREES
• 4th November 2012, 09:28 PM
Arthur
NINEPLUS0? :)
• 4th November 2012, 09:28 PM
plexer
Cubethree

Ben
• 4th November 2012, 09:29 PM
elsiegee40
Quote:

Originally Posted by plexer
Cubethree

Ben

That's 27 not 9 :D
• 4th November 2012, 09:30 PM
elsiegee40
NINEALONE
• 4th November 2012, 09:30 PM
plexer
oh yeah doh!!!! :)

Ben
• 4th November 2012, 09:30 PM
hit
Quote:

Originally Posted by plexer
Cubethree

Ben

thats 27 unfortunately

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arthur
NINEPLUS0? :)

No numerals alowed :(

aint this a bitch!
• 4th November 2012, 09:31 PM
hit
Quote:

Originally Posted by elsiegee40
NINEALONE

SWEET, I think we have a winner :)
• 4th November 2012, 09:32 PM
plexer
eightand1

Ben
• 4th November 2012, 09:33 PM
CAM
@plexer: Disqualified, no numerals. ;)
• 4th November 2012, 09:34 PM
plexer
No numbers damn :)
• 4th November 2012, 09:35 PM
Arthur
This is harder than it looks. I think elsiegee40 has the best answer so far.
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