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Friday, March 23, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Numbers. Answers here

1. What number was used as the title of a 1995 film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as detectives on the track of a serial killer?
2. "Fourscore" is another word for which number?
3. What is the name for numbers written like letters - for example, V for five and X for ten?
4. What is the "Number of the Beast"?
5. In Shakespeare's "As You Like It", how many "ages of man" are there according to Jaques?
6. The lowest temperature that can theoretically be attained is equal to minus 273.15 degrees centigrade. What phrase is normally used to describe this temperature?
7. In the expression "E numbers", what does the "E" stand for?
8. What term is used for a number (like 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11) that can be divided only by 1 and itself, that is, having no other factors?
9. Name four of the "five senses".
10. What is the name for the sequence or series of numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.) in which each term is the sum of the preceding two terms?

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