# 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 submitted June 12, 2012 Times taken 37,342 Average score 50.0% Rating 3.67
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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 32
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 57
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 7
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 24
Mar 10, 2020
You should probably start bragging after you learn how to spell 'wait.'
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2021
I think that was a part of the joke... (waight... eight... never mind)

P.S. I guess that 13yearoldguy is now a 22yearoldguy...

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Level 28
Jun 10, 2012
Agreed.
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Level ∞
Dec 2, 2014
Changed it to that.
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2015
so the answer wasn't who do we appreciate ?
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Level 31
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 37
Jun 10, 2012
Yup, same
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Level 67
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 67
Nov 19, 2022
Certainly not English...
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Level 75
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 43
Jan 14, 2015
I first read it in a Beano.
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Level 76
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 33
Jun 10, 2012
I thought water froze at 0 degrees?
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Level 53
Jun 10, 2012
Yeah, and body temperature is 37 degrees!
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Level 23
Jun 10, 2012
Maybe its supposed to be Fahrenheit.
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Level 55
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 78
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 78
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 80
Jan 3, 2019
"degrees" without a C or an F is an angle, not a temperature.
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Level 18
Jun 10, 2012
burroughs is spelt wrong
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Level 41
Jun 12, 2012
Wait, are you kidding? You know it's "boroughs", right?
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Level 77
Apr 16, 2016
No, it's not either of the novelists. (Edgar Rice nor William S.)
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Level 26
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 91
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 66
Jun 11, 2012
I agree. 12 Disciples of Christ and 2468 should be separated.
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Level 48
Jun 11, 2012
I tried to enter jesus and his 11 decimals, but it just wouldn't work...
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Level 69
Aug 6, 2016
For some reason, Jesus' decibels didn't work either.
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Level 69
Jun 12, 2012
Seriously, 32 degrees? Join the other 150+ countries that use the metric system.
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Level 17
Aug 8, 2012
Hey, 32 degrees in what I've learned all my life...until Algebra 1, that is...
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Level 77
May 8, 2014
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Level 69
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 75
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 43
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 67
Nov 19, 2022
Actually about 1 in 3 people drive on the left of the road globally, it's not a "British" thing.

In theory it's safer if you presume most people are right-handed, but anyway, it would be nice if this quiz went with the popular opinion and removed reference to old-world measurement systems.

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Level 35
Oct 23, 2012
with the colombus one, i kept writiing christopher! maybe you could accept that too!
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Level 74
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 44
Dec 26, 2012
Isn't 404 an error code, so maybe E 404 F not F?
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2013
Loved this quiz. Especially the 404 F not F
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Level 38
Jan 5, 2014
I think "17 sides in a heptadecagon" should count as well. :)
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Level 28
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 46
May 22, 2014
Yeah. "My very educated mother just served us nine..." Nine WHAT?!
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Level 92
Jan 14, 2015
...served us nachos.
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2014
Every group I was in that did the chant said "What Do We Appreciate"
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Level 37
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 74
Jan 14, 2015
Batcopyeditor says it's "whom do we appreciate". :)
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Level 57
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 59
Jan 14, 2015
Good quiz, but 7 H P B is a little out of place in my opinion
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Level 50
Jan 14, 2015
As a baseball fan I couldn't get past Hit By Pitch.
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Level 75
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 66
Jan 14, 2015
Everybody knows 100 zillion in a gazillion!
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Level 56
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 75
Jan 14, 2015
I kept putting Downing Street for deadly sins.
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Level 43
Feb 7, 2019
Its 10...
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Level 22
Jun 9, 2016
Here's one:

451 F

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Level 44
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 82
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 66
Jan 10, 2017
Kinda defeats the point of working out what the letters stand for though. Mmmm?
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Level 43
Feb 7, 2019
Easy for you to say if you use fahrenheir in your daily life
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Level 70
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 61
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 84
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 47
Jun 24, 2017
This is so america-centric yawn
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Level 43
Feb 7, 2019
The fahrenheit is pathetic... At least add 98.6 F = B T
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2020
You should put in 104 D of S V, from Phineas and Ferb
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Level 67
Nov 19, 2022
There's a few Quizmaster quizzes like this, where a large number are virtually USA-only.

I counted 8 that relate specifically to the USA (or Liberia), and while I got one or two correct, it feels a bit like the other 190+ countries are not considered...

I appreciate the long timer though, it was very satisfying to solve "17 S in an H".

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Level 91
Dec 14, 2022
I realize the argument's been over a long time, but on behalf of poor Pluto, I object.......
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Level 82
Jun 18, 2024
95% of the world's population doesn't understand Fahrenheit