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Friday Riddle

nudgie
nudgie Member Posts: 1,478
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Okay, you guys should know the rules, but just in case, no searching the internet allowed.

RIDDLE: What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 numbers - just 2 numbers, no other mathematical symbols?
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  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    riddle
    Where do you come up with these? I am racking my brain, as it cannot be the obvious answer.
    Kathy
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    A wild guess
    99
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    PhillieG said:

    A wild guess
    99

    math riddle
    lol when i see a riddle that is math I just give up....I am so unmathy.

    let's see the biggest number I can think of is 99.....I remember squared somewhere back in high school but I never did get it :):):)

    mags
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    PhillieG said:

    A wild guess
    99

    Phil, Good answer, in my humble
    Phil, Good answer, in my humble opinion.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    AnneCan said:

    Phil, Good answer, in my humble
    Phil, Good answer, in my humble opinion.

    Thanks
    I was even able to make it look right too
    ;-)
    Good old HTML
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    PhillieG said:

    Thanks
    I was even able to make it look right too
    ;-)
    Good old HTML

    But what do you get when you do the math?
    I forgot how to do 9 to the ninth.....Steve
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    coloCan said:

    But what do you get when you do the math?
    I forgot how to do 9 to the ninth.....Steve

    That
    wasn't part of the riddle, she just wanted the 2 numbers. I'd have to figure that out. My exponents are not good...
    It's this: 387420489
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Riddle
    I've have never gotten any of these riddles right - heck when someone tells me a joke, I can't figure that out either LOL.

    Kim
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342

    Riddle
    I've have never gotten any of these riddles right - heck when someone tells me a joke, I can't figure that out either LOL.

    Kim

    Ya Know...
    I'm the same way Kim, I forget the jokes that are told to me right away usually, I'm terrible LOL

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • fringetree
    fringetree Member Posts: 65
    Shayenne said:

    Ya Know...
    I'm the same way Kim, I forget the jokes that are told to me right away usually, I'm terrible LOL

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    Good thinking, Phil...that's
    Good thinking, Phil...that's got to be it.
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    PhillieG said:

    A wild guess
    99

    Uhmm...


    I hate to be a spoil-sport, but a mathematical notation isn't normally
    considered a "number".

    Two numbers would be two numbers, not a number and a notation.

    So that "99" that someone had mentioned, actually would be
    "two numbers", and the winner of the weekly grand prize.

    Ehh, what?
  • PGLGreg
    PGLGreg Member Posts: 731
    John23 said:

    Uhmm...


    I hate to be a spoil-sport, but a mathematical notation isn't normally
    considered a "number".

    Two numbers would be two numbers, not a number and a notation.

    So that "99" that someone had mentioned, actually would be
    "two numbers", and the winner of the weekly grand prize.

    Ehh, what?

    digits
    You mean that superscripting, standing for exponentiation, is a mathematical notation? Or that "99", though made from two digits, is one number, not two, so that from the two numbers "99" and "9", we could form 999, which is even larger than 99?

    --Greg
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Shayenne said:

    Ya Know...
    I'm the same way Kim, I forget the jokes that are told to me right away usually, I'm terrible LOL

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    Jokes
    Ya know, we are a bunch of people here with Chemo brian, the riddles need to be a bit easier.
    LOL
    Kathy
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  • fringetree
    fringetree Member Posts: 65
    John23 said:

    Uhmm...


    I hate to be a spoil-sport, but a mathematical notation isn't normally
    considered a "number".

    Two numbers would be two numbers, not a number and a notation.

    So that "99" that someone had mentioned, actually would be
    "two numbers", and the winner of the weekly grand prize.

    Ehh, what?

    Interesting, but I still
    Interesting, but I still think Phil is right. She asked how to WRITE a number using two numbers....9^9 is just another way of writing 387420489.

    So, this is my first riddle...when do we get to know the answer?
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    John23 said:

    Uhmm...


    I hate to be a spoil-sport, but a mathematical notation isn't normally
    considered a "number".

    Two numbers would be two numbers, not a number and a notation.

    So that "99" that someone had mentioned, actually would be
    "two numbers", and the winner of the weekly grand prize.

    Ehh, what?

    Quiet Please
    You guys are starting to sound like ME for crying out loud!
    It called for "just two numbers". Both numbers are the number 9.
    One BIG one, one little one.

    99

    And part 2, the answer, is on Monday
    (or you can look it up which I did AFTER I wrote my answer)
    :-):-);-):-):-);-):-):-);-)
    :-):-);-):-):-);-):-):-);-)
    Nudgie, I'm Sooooo glad you're back! this is a tough crowd here!
    ;-)
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    unknown said:

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    Kathie
    That's why it's a riddle. I thought that too, then I thought "hey! wait a minute, why not 9 to the 9th power?" It used 2 numbers and it expresses a larger number.
    :-):-);-):-):-);-):-):-);-)
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    khl8 said:

    Jokes
    Ya know, we are a bunch of people here with Chemo brian, the riddles need to be a bit easier.
    LOL
    Kathy

    I know
    I'm still trying to figure out just WHY the chicken crossed the road.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    PGLGreg said:

    digits
    You mean that superscripting, standing for exponentiation, is a mathematical notation? Or that "99", though made from two digits, is one number, not two, so that from the two numbers "99" and "9", we could form 999, which is even larger than 99?

    --Greg

    LOL
    Imagine us on a jury...We'd never reach a conclusion.
    There are many hair splitting technicalities as far as this (and many other) riddles go. Probably any riddle has a loop hope.

    I just meant the both of the digits I put down are considered numbers. The way I arranged them and the size I gave them give them a high value.
    That's how I see it in my own little world here in NY Sate where it's 20 degree out, in the sun, with no wind....
    Maybe I have brain freeze?
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    PhillieG said:

    Kathie
    That's why it's a riddle. I thought that too, then I thought "hey! wait a minute, why not 9 to the 9th power?" It used 2 numbers and it expresses a larger number.
    :-):-);-):-):-);-):-):-);-)

    but isn't 9 to the ninth using the SAME number,
    the number 9? so maybe answer is 9 to the 8th or 8 to the 9th, whichever is higher?Just as cold in Brooklyn as it is upstate, I think....steve