Alphanumbetical

How many Alphanumbetical numbers can you find? These are numbers which when written as words have all their letters in alphabetical order.

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  • Mr Hamshaw-Hart, Beverley Grammar School
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  • Alphanumbetical words.
    First, effort.
  • Class 1GS2, The Gordon Schools
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  • We found 'forty'.
  • Jenny Meckiffe, Herne Junior School
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  • Thank you for this! I have used selective ones with my year four class and they have really enjoyed the challenge. We oarticularly liked Friday's one, finding the closest number sentence for 2008, great!
  • Nick Peters, Uplands Junior School
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  • Taking things to a cross curricular level, in French we could have deux, cinq or dix ?
  • YR 8, Alcester High School
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  • Also ein and dos as other languages.
  • Mr Kavanagh's Fifth Class, Cork, Ireland
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  • We found forty. In Irish we found the word dó which means two.
  • 8n3, St George's Academy Sleaford
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  • We also found 'acht'.
  • Zak Taibi, Cavendish Road State High School
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  • We found forty.
  • Miss S, SSPP
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  • We found 10. Thank you!
  • Transum,
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  • The number 8549176320 is special as it contains all of the digits in alphabetical order.

    For more cool facts like that see the Maths Trivia page.
  • Cecilia Calvo Pesce, Twitter
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Answers

There is only one number:

FORTY

Can you find any other alphanumbetical mathematical words?

Letter A

Here are some alphanumbetical mathematical words: add, foot, loss. Can you think of any more?

 

 

Extension

Zero comes last if all the numbers are arranged alphabetically. What number would come first?

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