Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Cosmic Number

four is cosmic
4 is cosmic.

1 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic.
8 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic.
2 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic.
15 is 7, 7 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic
9 is 4 and 4 is cosmic.
18 is 8, 8 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic.
17 is 9, 9 is 4, and 4 is cosmic. 
100 is 10, 10 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic.

If you think you recognize the pattern, submit an example.  If you need more examples, I can give you more.






Solution:
one is 3, three is 5, five is 4, and 4 is cosmic.  The number of letters in each number leads to the  next number in the sequence - one has 3 letters, three has 5 letters, five has 4 letters.  Four is cosmic because its value equals its number of letters. I'm pretty sure it's the only number with this property. 

25 comments:

  1. 5,000,000 is 11, 11 is 6, 6 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic

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  2. 77 is 12, 12 is 6, 6, is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, and 4 is cosmic. Yes?

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  3. Your riddle inspired this "paper":

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/276652/Alphabetic%20Numbers%20and%20Modular%20Arithmetic.pdf

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  4. minecraft is 4,4 is comic

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    1. Mine craft is eight, eight is five, five is four, four is cosmic.

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    2. Minecraft is actually 9, 9 is 4, 4 is cosmic

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  5. 40 is 5 5 is 4 and 4 is cosmic

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  6. 99,000-17-9-4-cosmic

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  7. 323 is 23, 23 is 11, 11 is 6, 6 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4 and 4 is cosmic. 323 is the lowest number with a six-step path to cosmicity. (Yes cosmicity) The lowest number with a seven-step path is over 10^30. So if you want to put money on this game, it's reasonably safe to bet that any number given can become cosmic in less than six steps.

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  8. 69 is 9, 9 is 4 and 4 is cosmic number

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  9. 2,463,792 = 66
    66 = 8
    8 = 5
    5 = 4
    4 is the cosmic number

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  10. Ive heard this one before!
    97 is eleven,
    11 is six,
    6 is three,
    3 is five,
    5 is four,
    4 is four,
    4 IS COSMIC!

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  11. 1213 is 29,
    29 is 10
    10 is 3
    3 is 5
    5 is 4
    4 is cosmic

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  12. 263654784 is 76,76 is 10, 10 is 3, 3 is 5, 5 is 4, 4 is the cosmic number!

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  13. 13 is 8,8 is 5,5 is 4 and 4 is cosmic

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  14. 525,600 is 39.
    39 is 10.
    10 is 3.
    3 is 5.
    5 is 4.
    4 is cosmic.

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  15. I hate this. i figure this 15 minutes. U take 15 years. TROLL!!!!

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  16. 2000 is 10
    10 is 3
    3 is 5
    5 is 4
    4 is cosmic

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  17. 2000 is 11
    11 is 6
    6 is 3
    3 is 5
    5 is 4
    4 is always cosmic

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  18. 99,000-17-9-4-cosmic. It is like I'm outside universe and looking for cosmic rays ;)

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