# Brain Game: 10 Q, You're Welcome

If yesterday's **Brain Game** was quick and dirty, today's offering is neither of those. Regulars to our weekday mental workout know I like playing with numbers and letters, and this puzzle came about during one of those "let's-see-what-happens-if-I-do-this" sessions.

I didn't notice any particular pattern to the answers, which I found interesting. (I know, thanks anyway, but I do have a life. Really.)Â You should be able to answer questions #1 and #2 fairly quickly. From there, it gets a bit hairy. Good luck!

NOTE: Since this puzzle was originally posted, kind readers submitted two additional correct answers that were inadvertently left off the original list. Thanks for that!

*PLEASE PARDON THE SHOUTING, BUTÂ HERE AREÂ THREEÂ IMPORTANT RULES:*

*Today's Brain Game deals ONLY with the numbersÂ ONE through NINETY-NINE**.*

*Hyphens and spaces do NOT count as letters.*

*We're looking for the total number of letters, not the number of different letters.*

1. What number has a valueÂ EQUAL to the total number of letters used to spell it? 2. What two numbers have a value of exactly TWICE the total number of letters used to spell them? 3. What number has a value of exactlyÂ THREE TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell it? 4. What number has a value of exactlyÂ FOUR TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell it? 5. What two numbers have a value of exactlyÂ FIVE TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell them? 6. What number has a value of exactlyÂ SIX TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell it? 7. What number has a value of exactlyÂ SEVEN TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell it? 8. What two numbers have a value of exactlyÂ EIGHT TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell them? 9. What number has a value of exactlyÂ NINE TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell it? 10. What two numbers have a value of exactlyÂ TEN TIMESÂ the total number of letters used to spell them?

*Here are the **ANSWERS**.*

**THE ANSWERS:**

** 1. FOUR **(4 letters)

**(3 letters x 2 = 6) and**

*2. SIX***(6 letters x 2 = 12)**

*TWELVE***(11 letters x 3 = 33)**

*3. THIRTY-THREE***(9 letters x 4 = 36)**

*4. THIRTY-SIX***(6 letters x 5 = 30) and**

*5. THIRTY***(9 letters x 5 = 45)**

*FORTY-FIVE***(9 letters x 6 = 54)**

*6. FIFTY-FOUR***(8 letters x 7 = 56)**

*7. FIFTY-SIX***(5 letters x 8 = 40) and**

*8. FORTY*

*EIGHTY-EIGHT**(11 letters x 8 = 88)*

**(9 letters x 9 = 81)**

*9. EIGHTY-ONE***(5 letters x 10 = 50)**

*10. FIFTY***(7Â letters x 10 =Â 70)**

*and SEVENTY*