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Letter Equations Quiz #1

Guess what the letters stand for in these "letter equations".
Example. Question = 60 S in a M. Answer = Seconds in a Minute.
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First submittedJune 12, 2012
Last updatedDecember 2, 2014
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Equation
Answer
B H 90210
Beverly Hills
16 O in a P
Ounces in a Pound
7 D in a W
Days in a Week
7 D S
Deadly Sins
12 M in a Y
Months in a Year
1600 P A
Pennsylvania Avenue
2 4 6 8 W D W A?
Who Do We Appreciate?
2 P in a P
Peas in a Pod
101 D
Dalmatians
90 D in a R A
Degrees in a Right Angle
12 D of C
Days of Christmas
1492 C S the O B
Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
Equation
Answer
100 Z in a G
Zeros in a Googol
366 D in a L Y
Days in a Leap Year
8 P in the S S
Planets in the Solar System
98.6 = B T
Body Temperature
17 S in a H
Syllables in a Haiku
50 W to L Y L
Ways to Leave Your Lover
7 H P B
Harry Potter Books
18 H on a G C
Holes on a Golf Course
404 F not F
File not Found
5 B in N Y C
Boroughs in New York City
32 D at which W F
Degrees at which Water Freezes
4 H of the A
Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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level 39
Jun 10, 2012
The 2,4,6, and 8 should be separated so it doesn't look like a number. I feel like that would help a lot.
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level 61
Jun 10, 2012
definitely agree with this, i was thinking two thousand four hundred sixty eight, not 2,4,6,8.
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level 8
Jun 10, 2012
I agree with both of you, although I doubt that I would have gotten it. Waight a second, I would have nailed it>+(©:)
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level 34
Jun 10, 2012
Agreed.
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level ∞
Dec 2, 2014
Changed it to that.
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level 49
Jan 18, 2015
so the answer wasn't who do we appreciate ?
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level 32
Jun 10, 2012
I knew 1492 had to do with Columbus but I couldn't figure out the answer. I've never heard that before!
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level 44
Jun 10, 2012
Yup, same
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level 71
Apr 6, 2014
Same too. Sounds rather poetic so I'm guessing it's some sort of English nursery ryme or something.
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level 76
Jun 13, 2014
A song taught to me in grade school music class in the USA in the 1960s went like this, "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He sailed, and sailed, and sailed, and sailed, to find this land for me and you. He sailed, and sailed, and sailed, and sailed, in the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Marie, until at last he found this land, he found this land for you and me." There was another poem with different lyrics set to music, also, but this is the one that echoes in the deep recesses of my mind - unfortunately.
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level 49
Jan 14, 2015
I first read it in a Beano.
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level 44
Mar 30, 2017
I tried 'Columbus Crossed the Ocean Blue' and I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't take it!
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level 35
Jun 10, 2012
I thought water froze at 0 degrees?
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level 55
Jun 10, 2012
Yeah, and body temperature is 37 degrees!
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level 20
Jun 10, 2012
Maybe its supposed to be Fahrenheit.
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level 58
Jan 14, 2015
I actually thought it was a rhyme I'd never heard of: "32 degrees, at which we freeze". When that didn't work I realised I'd missed the obvious.
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level 68
Nov 23, 2015
It should be specified, though. Using "degrees" to mean farenheit without a qualificator is an incorrect usage.
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level 66
Dec 23, 2018
You're right, of course rocamorar. There are around 196 countries in the World. How many use fahrenheit? Probably one or two.
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level 68
Jan 3, 2019
"degrees" without a C or an F is an angle, not a temperature.
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level 20
Jun 10, 2012
burroughs is spelt wrong
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level 42
Jun 12, 2012
Wait, are you kidding? You know it's "boroughs", right?
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level 82
Apr 16, 2016
No, it's not either of the novelists. (Edgar Rice nor William S.)
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level 29
Jun 10, 2012
I hate to say this as an agnostic, but 12 disciples of Christ.
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level ∞
Jun 12, 2012
Disciples of Christ will work now.
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level 84
Jul 15, 2014
Technically they weren't the 12 disciples of Christ but the 12 APOSTLES. Jesus had many more than just 12 disciples (Mary Magdalene etc)!!
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level 55
Jun 11, 2012
I agree. 12 Disciples of Christ and 2468 should be separated.
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level 38
Jun 11, 2012
I tried to enter jesus and his 11 decimals, but it just wouldn't work...
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level 71
Aug 6, 2016
For some reason, Jesus' decibels didn't work either.
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level 66
Jun 12, 2012
Seriously, 32 degrees? Join the other 150+ countries that use the metric system.
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level 20
Aug 8, 2012
Hey, 32 degrees in what I've learned all my life...until Algebra 1, that is...
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level 82
May 8, 2014
Same about the damn pounds!
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level 71
Aug 6, 2016
Yes, noodles, it's totally appropriate for you to to yell at *us*, since the U.S. government has actually put American Jetpunk users in charge of switching the entire country over to the Metric System, therefore the holdup is entirely our fault. We apologize profusely for our delay.
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level 76
Jan 10, 2017
Brits drive on the left, Aussies eat Vegemite, Americans use customary measurements... we all have our little quirks, don't we?
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level 44
Feb 7, 2019
There's quirks and there's crashing space missions because you can't use an international measurement system
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level 61
May 10, 2019
Haha
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level 39
Oct 23, 2012
with the colombus one, i kept writiing christopher! maybe you could accept that too!
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level 70
Nov 20, 2012
in fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In fourteen hundred and ninety-three, Columbus sailed the deep blue sea.
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level 50
Dec 26, 2012
Isn't 404 an error code, so maybe E 404 F not F?
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level 65
Jun 5, 2013
Loved this quiz. Especially the 404 F not F
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level 40
Jan 5, 2014
I think "17 sides in a heptadecagon" should count as well. :)
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level 30
May 13, 2014
I still think of the solar system as having 9 planets. I think the 8 is still throwing everybody off.
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level 51
May 22, 2014
Yeah. "My very educated mother just served us nine..." Nine WHAT?!
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level 83
Jan 14, 2015
...served us nachos.
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level 72
Jun 23, 2014
Every group I was in that did the chant said "What Do We Appreciate"
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level 44
Aug 23, 2014
Am I the only one that takes issue with the "syllables" in a haiku? They are not syllables, but *on*, sometimes equaling greater or fewer than 17 syllables, but always 17 *on*. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku
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level 44
Oct 8, 2014
yes. haiku's are generally written in 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. 17 syllables total.
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level 66
Jan 14, 2015
Batcopyeditor says it's "whom do we appreciate". :)
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level 58
Jan 14, 2015
Though I never would have guessed it, I think 17 Sides in a Heptadecagon should absolutely be accepted.
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level 56
Jan 14, 2015
Good quiz, but 7 H P B is a little out of place in my opinion
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level 58
Jan 14, 2015
As a baseball fan I couldn't get past Hit By Pitch.
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level 62
Apr 10, 2018
Agreed. 'Harry Potter Books' is not a saying or song or anything like that. Just a fact. Grr.
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level 68
Jan 14, 2015
Everybody knows 100 zillion in a gazillion!
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level 59
Jan 14, 2015
Why don't you include 36,7 and 0 for degrees? The hints don't say anything about Fahrenheit or Celsius. I'm not American so I have a hard time figuring these things out.
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level 68
Jan 14, 2015
I kept putting Downing Street for deadly sins.
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level 44
Feb 7, 2019
Its 10...
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level 21
Jun 9, 2016
Here's one: 451 F
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level 39
Aug 24, 2016
Interesting quiz but it bothers me a little how US centric it is. Most countries don't use Fahrenheit or pounds and ounces. And I don't think that song about Columbus or the address of the White House are commonly known around the world :/ Apart from that I really enjoyed the quiz!
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level 73
Nov 24, 2016
If the overwhelming majority of the world uses Celsius, then surely Fahrenheit should be specified or the clue changed to 98.6 = B T in D F (degrees Fahrenheit).
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level 63
Jan 10, 2017
Kinda defeats the point of working out what the letters stand for though. Mmmm?
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level 44
Feb 7, 2019
Easy for you to say if you use fahrenheir in your daily life
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level 61
May 10, 2019
Err.. you d still have to work the letters out.. mmm?!

It is kinda like saying the s s gives the 8 p question away...

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level 51
Apr 11, 2017
The idea is good but for me it was too hard. I'm not american and don't know the Columbus-song or Fahrenheit-scale and so on.. I could guess that 1492 had something to do with colombus but could'nt figure the words out. Would be cool if someone could make the same kind of quiz for both americans and non-americans.
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level 70
May 26, 2017
Those cursed Harry Potter questions!!! I'm beginning to develop the same level of affection for all things Harry Potter that I have toward root canal.
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level 50
Jun 24, 2017
This is so america-centric yawn
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level 71
Jan 1, 2019
Harry Potter - as welcome as a rabid dog at a picnic.
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level 44
Feb 7, 2019
The fahrenheit is pathetic... At least add 98.6 F = B T