## Wednesday, December 17, 2014

### Language and Mathematics

If you write out the names of the natural numbers in English (ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, etc.) you will be surprised to to learn that:
ONE contains the first O, the first N, and the first E.
TWO contains the second O.
THREE contains the third E.
ELEVEN contains the 11th E.
TWENTY-FOUR contains the 24th T.

TWENTY-NINE contains the 29th N.
THIRTY-ONE contains the 31st N.
ONE HUNDRED NINE contains the 109th N.
ONE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE contains the 199th D.
TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE contains the 251st O.
FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR contains the 454th U.
FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE contains the 559th I.
1,174 contains the 1,174th O.
1,716 contains the 1,716th S.
5,557 contains the 5,557th F.
6,957 contains the 6,957th F.
15,756 contains the 15,756th F.
17,155 contains the 17,155th F.
24,999 contains the 24,999th Y.
43,569 contains the 43,569th F.
735,759 contains the 735,759th V.
1,105,807 contains the 1,105,807th V.
1,107,785 contains the 1,107,785th V.
1,584,504 contains the 1,584,504th V.
1,707,941 contains the 1,707,941st V.
1,921,567 contains the 1,921,567th L.

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David