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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I give you five minutes.... Honestly would you be able to tell orally without referring, without taking more time, you are able to say

A to Z in the reverse?

That is, Z, Y, X, W, V. U, T, S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K, J, I, H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A?

Post yes if you can do it!

Don't worry if u can't, Not many do it!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Yes, I can.

You missed B, I added it in.

Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.

And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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Yep! Had trouble with the L-H bit though.

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**Daniel123****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-23
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yup. i thought the S-N bit was the trickiest!

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Yes, and I can type the alphabet backwards in 1.7 seconds.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Identity wrote:

Yep! Had trouble with the L-H bit though.

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I too didn't know that

Those with elementary training in typewriting have a very good chance of doing it!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I provided a link in a thread called 'How Low Can You Go?' in which you had to type the alphabet forwards or backwards in the fastest time possible, then submit your score. It was a nice little flash game.

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**landof+****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-24
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but saying? 5 minutes is long. maybe 30 seconds? More of a challenge, but I can't in 30 secs!

I shall be on leave until I say so...

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**Laterally Speaking****Real Member**- Registered: 2007-05-21
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I agree. Five minutes is too long, unless you count the time from when the person first starts reading your post to the time they finish saying it properly.

"Knowledge is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined."

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I agree with landof+. 5 minutes is too long. Maybe 1 minute is okay, 30 seconds a challeng

This is a test for you to see if you can do a simple calculation without a single mistake in a minute. Single minute, and you are disqualified. Just 60 seconds.

Subtract 7 from 100, then 7 from the result, and keep continuing this process as long as you can. What positive number would you be left with?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.

And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Thats remarkable, Zach! Very well done!

Normally, even those good in counting may stumble and get disqualified!

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I can say it in 1-2.5 seconds. This is because I already knew it from memory, many years back.

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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The

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Can't you just subtract 70 and then go from there? I could do it in 3 seconds if that were the case.

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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Yeah but that's cheating

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Identity wrote:

The

So is this.

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