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Sunday, July 28, 2013

1, or No, 2, or Wait, 3, or....


As long-time readers know, self-referential conundrums are among my favorites, and recently CSE blog cited an old one from Martin Gardner:
The number of 1′s in this paragraph is ___; the number of 2′s is ___; the number of 3′s is ____; and the number of 4′s is ___.
And more general bonus follow-up:
The number of 1′s in this paragraph is ___; the number of 2′s is ___; ….(and so on) and the number of N’s is ___.
Happy paragraph parsing! Answers supplied here:

http://mathfactor.uark.edu/2012/04/hr-cardcolm/



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