How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number.

Riddle: How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number.

You haven’t tried to count numbers forever, have you? If you tried, stop now and read our solution. I’m sure it will save you a lot of time.  The answer is ‘One thousand’.

It’s pretty easy to work out, as shown below:

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Twenty

Thirty

Forty

Fifty

One Hundred

See this riddle: There are 12 men on an island.

In this riddle, every other number up to 1000 are made up of these components, and as none of these feature the letter ‘a’, no one, two or three-digit number will.

Answer:  One thousand.


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