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Naturally, 7 beats six by 1. And, of course, 700 beats 600. Why then, does 71 not beat 67?

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Naturally, 7 beats six by 1. And, of course, 700 beats 600. Why then, does 71 not beat 67?
posted May 24, 2016 by Rahul Chandel

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71 does not beat 67 because the others beat their counterparts based on the NUMBER OF SYLLABLES in the number when sounded out. SEVEN beats SIX in syllables, by 1. SEVEN-HUNDRED beats SIX-HUNDRED by 4 syllables vs. 3. However, SEVENTY-ONE and SIXTY-SEVEN are equal in syllables, with 4 each.

answer May 26, 2016 by Avantika Agrawal



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