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Calculator Words

Questions about numbers on a calculator which appear as words when the calculator is turned upside down.

For this quiz you need a hand held calculator that has a display like this:

Calculator display Calculator Word

Some numbers on a calculator appear as words when the calculator is turned upside down. The example above shows how 77345663 spells 'Eggshell'.
Can you find more calculator words from the clues below?

Welcome to this online quiz. Let's start by saying the word you get by multipling 1289 by 6 then dividing by 10 000. Correct Wrong

What items are formed from the number of days in 809 weeks? Correct Wrong

This instrument is the 206th number in the 15 times table. Correct Wrong

These beach lovers are the mean of 577330 and 577360. Correct Wrong

This cold house is 0.0760876987 rounded to 3 significant figures. Correct Wrong

What on earth is this? It is five times the product of 29 and 49. Correct Wrong

All singing and dancing area (in square millimetres) of a triangle with a base of 211mm and a height of 25mm Correct Wrong

The square root of 405769 Correct Wrong

A number divided by 101 equals two cubed. Who does that number belong to? Correct Wrong

These birds are the number, that when added to the negative of half of itself gives 17668. Correct Wrong

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