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Word Arithmetic

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Example: What number becomes even by subtracting one? Answer: S-even

  • What number, by adding one, becomes a sound?
  • What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
  • What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
  • What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth?
  • What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
  • What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?

How many of these can you figure out? Will unmask answers probably on Wednesday.

16 Comments to “Word Arithmetic”


  1. falwan | Profile

    What number, by adding one, becomes a sound?
    T + one = Tone


    What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
    eight + h = eighth


    What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
    Four + L = Flour


    What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth?
    Three – h = Tree


    What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
    one – e = on


    What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?
    one – o = ne


    Again the language barrier, but that’s my try.


  2. Anastasia11 | Profile

    one tone
    one lone
    four flour
    three tree
    one on
    five fie


  3. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    SOUND: one + t = tone
    ISOLATED: one + l = lone
    also ten + e = teen
    MEAL: one + p = pone
    GROWTH: three – h = tree
    PREP.: two – w = to
    also four – u = for
    INTERJ.: five – v = fie


  4. joe | Profile

    I make it


    t + one = tone
    l + one = lone
    l + four = flour
    Three – h =Tree
    Two – w = to (or four – u = for)
    Five – v = fie


  5. zxo | Profile

    one -> tone
    one -> lone
    four -> flour
    three -> tree
    two -> to
    five -> fie


    (not sure about that last one)


  6. jasc | Profile

    one tone
    one lone
    four flour
    three tree
    two to
    five fie


  7. zenitth | Profile

    t + one = tone
    l + one = lone
    p + one = pone
    three – h = tree
    two – o = to
    five – v = fie!


    okay, i’m not so sure about that last one!


  8. tad | Profile

    What number, by adding one, becomes isolated?
    (L)one


    What number, by inserting one, becomes finely ground meal?
    F(l)our


    What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition?
    On(e) T(w)o


    What number, by subtracting one, becomes an interjection used to express disapproval?
    Fi(v)e


    I couldn’t get the other 2.


  9. garedhead | Profile

    T + ONE = TONE
    L + ONE = LONE
    F + L + OUR = FLOUR
    ????? T – H – REE = TREE?????
    ON – E = ON
    FI – V – E = FIE


  10. mello_melon | Profile

    What number, by subtracting one, becomes a vegetable growth? t(h)ree
    What number, by subtracting one, becomes a preposition? fo(u)r


  11. RK | Profile

    Interesting how 2 of you said pone, that’s something I never heard of until now!



    Considering the language barrier, that’s impressive, Falwan!


  12. John Lewis Highsmith | Profile

    Technically speaking (a) pone is a bread product made using cornmeal.


    See: http://209.10.134.179/61/73/P0437300.html


  13. falwan | Profile

    Thanks for the encouragement…


    As for that puzzle I sent you…Your guess is dead right.


  14. RK | Profile

    I think Suineg must have had some bad Pone, I haven’t seen him for quite some time


  15. TriniDeeds | Profile

    T + one = Tone
    L+ one = Lone
    Four + L = Flour
    Three – h = Tree
    Two – w – To
    I don’t have a good guess for the last one problem


  16. my2livers | Profile

    T-one
    N-one
    f-L-our
    t(H)ree
    t(W)o
    fi(V)e


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