# Order! Order! Puzzle - Solution

## The Puzzle:

The story is told of the enterprising young farmer who crossed a sheep with a frog. Before long he had a sign outside the farm: "Woolly Jumpers For Sale". I digress. Let's have some order round here!

Write out the numbers from 1 to 20 in words:

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

Now put them in ALPHABETICAL order. Which number stays where it is?

Write out the numbers from 1 to 20 in words:

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

Now put them in ALPHABETICAL order. Which number stays where it is?

## Our Solution:

The only number which stays in the same place after they have all been put in alphabetical order is the number .... FIVE !

The new order is as follows:

EIGHT, EIGHTEEN, ELEVEN, FIFTEEN, FIVE, FOUR, FOURTEEN, NINE, NINETEEN, ONE, SEVEN, SEVENTEEN, SIX, SIXTEEN, TEN, THIRTEEN, THREE, TWELVE, TWENTY, TWO.

The new order is as follows:

EIGHT, EIGHTEEN, ELEVEN, FIFTEEN, FIVE, FOUR, FOURTEEN, NINE, NINETEEN, ONE, SEVEN, SEVENTEEN, SIX, SIXTEEN, TEN, THIRTEEN, THREE, TWELVE, TWENTY, TWO.

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt