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    Help me with this Math puzzle...

    Write a ten-digit number so that the first digit tells how many zeros there are in the number, the second how many ones, the third how many twos, and so forth.

    Thanks,
    -qbkr21

    *P.S. Your help is greatly appreciated. My math professor told me that the correct answers yields a $20 Ben and Jerry's coupon.
    Last edited by qbkr21; October 9th 2007 at 06:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbkr21 View Post
    *P.S. Your help is greatly appreciated. My math professor told me that the correct answers yields a $20 Ben and Jerry coupon.
    this question is hard! my fee is $11 off the coupon


    this is my 43th post!!!
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    is up to his old tricks again! Jhevon's Avatar
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    6210001000

    i cannot take credit for this one. my collegue came up with it. pretty quickly actually. once he showed me the trick, it was very simple.

    if you can figure out what happened, good for you. if you can't, tell me and i'll edit this post and explain it
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    edit: oops forgot I had to have the 9's in there....Ughh I always rush problems. Well with some more thinking I think I got it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    my collegue came up with it.
    I never used that expression in my life so far, it makes you sound smart. When I refer to my classmates I usually say "my classmates" or "my students".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    ... it makes you sound smart...
    that is exactly why i use it. you often hear professors refer to their peers as their colleagues
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    Re:

    E-mailed my Math tutor after my initial post and he gave me the exact answer. Pretty neat.

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