Fill in the blanks with positive integers; but make sure that the sentence remains coherent !

"In that sentence, the number 0 appears __ times, the number 1 appears __, the number 2 appears __ times, the number 3 appears __ times, the number 4 appears __ times, the number 5 appears __ times, the number 6 appears __ times, the number 7 appears __ times, the number 8 appears __ times, and the number 9 appears __ times."

Good luck !

EinsteinJr
May 8, 2015

#2**+5 **

For the first solution: OK, that's a solution. But I think there are more than one way to do it; The solution I have is :

"In that sentence, the number 0 appears *1* times, the number 1 appears *7*, the number 2 appears *3* times, the number 3 appears *2* times, the number 4 appears *1* times, the number 5 appears *1* times, the number 6 appears *2* times, the number 7 appears *2* times, the number 8 appears *1* times, and the number 9 appears *1* times."

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EinsteinJr
May 9, 2015

#1**+5 **

One possibility:

I*n that sentence, the number 0 appears _1_ times, the number 1 appears _10_, the number 2 appears _1_ times, the number 3 appears _1_ times, the number 4 appears _1_ times, the number 5 appears _1_ times, the number 6 appears _1_ times, the number 7 appears _1_ times, the number 8 appears _1_ times, and the number 9 appears _1_ times*

Another possibility (?):

I*n that sentence, the number 0 appears _one_ times, the number 1 appears _ one_, the number 2 appears _one_ times, the number 3 appears _one_ times, the number 4 appears _one_ times, the number 5 appears _one_ times, the number 6 appears _one_ times, the number 7 appears _one_ times, the number 8 appears _one_ times, and the number 9 appears _one_ times*

*.*

Alan
May 8, 2015

#2**+5 **

Best Answer

For the first solution: OK, that's a solution. But I think there are more than one way to do it; The solution I have is :

"In that sentence, the number 0 appears *1* times, the number 1 appears *7*, the number 2 appears *3* times, the number 3 appears *2* times, the number 4 appears *1* times, the number 5 appears *1* times, the number 6 appears *2* times, the number 7 appears *2* times, the number 8 appears *1* times, and the number 9 appears *1* times."

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EinsteinJr
May 9, 2015

#3**0 **

And there's 3 more points for you! However, doesn't the number 2 appear 4 times in your solution?

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Alan
May 9, 2015

#4**0 **

"In that sentence, the number 0 appears *1* times, the number 1 appears *7*, the number 2 appears *3* times, the number 3 appears *2* times, the number 4 appears *1* times, the number 5 appears *1* times, the number 6 appears *1* times, the number 7 appears *2* times, the number 8 appears *1* times, and the number 9 appears *1* times."

You're right, this was just a typo.

EinsteinJr
May 9, 2015