Mumbers Puzzle. ©1997, Mamikon
Start with any number.
Spell it and count the number of letters
in the spelling - you get a new number.
Spell this new number and count the number
of letters - you get another number.
Repeat the process as many times as you
get new numbers...
Eventually, you will end up with
The answer is 4 in
It is 4 in German and in
Armenian too. It is 3 in Italian.
In Greek it is either 5,
or you will cycle indefinitely through (4,7).
In Russian it's 3 or 11,
or you will indefinitely cycle through (4,6,5).
In Spanish it is 5, or
cycling through (4,6).
In French you will only
cycle through (3,5,4,6).
Also in Latin it is only a
What about other
Languages? Check them on your own.
If you want an abstract
Language to try to figure how this works try this
It assumes that any number
N over 10 has less than N letters in its spelling.
Here is the Expalanation
of these simple phenomena...