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Hysterical Numericals!

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These are mind-boggling games for YOUR brain, if you’re up to the challenge. Why are these so confusing? Because here is ZERO worth more than ONE!

Use the chart at the right to find the value of the CAPITALIZED words below. Add the value of each letter to get the total worth of each word.

zero is greater than one equation

For example,

ONE = 15 + 14 + 5 = $34

ZERO = 26 + 5 + 18 + 15 = $64


Your Turn!

Here's a quick peek at the printable page. The complete text can be found below and in the pdf version.

Please note that some of the later questions have multiple answers that are not included. Please send your favorite solutions to me using this contact form.

Games for Your Brain, "Hysterical Numericals!"  These fun brain teasers will make you think hard about words and numbers. Find more fun #braingames at www.word-game-world.com

1. What is the value of SIX?


2. Put these number words in order from least to greatest worth:  TWO, THREE, FOUR

THREE ($56), TWO ($58), FOUR ($60)

3. Put these number words in order from least to greatest worth: EIGHT, NINE, TEN

TEN ($39), NINE ($42), EIGHT ($49)

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Finish spelling these numbers.

4.  __ + __ + __ + T + Y = $84


5.  __ +  __ + __ + __ + T + Y = $87


6. What's the difference between EIGHTY and ELEVEN?

EIGHTY ($74) – ELEVEN ($63) = $11

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7. Find two numbers that are worth more than $90 and less than $100.

Possible answers include SIXTY ($97), THIRTEEN ($99), SIXTEEN ($96).

8. Find two numbers that are worth MORE than $100.

Possible answers include SEVENTY ($110), TWENTY ($107), and FOURTEEN ($104).

9. Find a number that's worth exactly $100.


10. Find two number words that are both worth exactly $87.


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