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A Jumble of Numbers

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A Jumble of Numbers

RAY: I'm going to start reciting to you the numbers between 1 and 100, including 1 and 100, perhaps.

I'm going to leave a space of 7 or 8 or 9 seconds between each one. So, the first number I'll give you is, say "2," then "3," then "27," then "51."

When I'm finished reciting all the numbers but one, I'm going to ask you which one I left out.

You can't use a pencil and paper. You can't write anything down. When I'm done I'll have given you not a hundred numbers, but ninety-nine.

Your job is to tell me which one I didn't give you. I'll give you a hint: There are two ways to do it. There's the easy way-- and there's the cowboy way.

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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