Mental Floss

Brain Game: Counting to 10


There has been heated debate recently over the value of shows like Sesame Street on the education of our youth. I was two years old when the show premiered back in 1969, and I know that it did a lot for me during my preschool days. One of the key things I learned was how to count, which gave me the ability to come up with today's Brain Game. (A hint? Probably.) Good luck!

The following series represents the numbers 1 through 10. What's the last number? 3, 3, 4, 6, 5, 4, 5, 4, 5, ?.

Here is the ANSWER.


The last number is 4.

The series represents the number of letters in each number from 1-10, when spelled out in Spanish.

Uno (3), dos (3), tres (4), cuatro (6), cinco (5), seis (4), siete (5), ocho (4), nueve (5)... the next would be diez (4).