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0, 201 .....................................................


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127 - Last Mersenne prime less than 200. :) Friends, if I can talk to all of you for a moment: so far, we have 68 answers, but only 37 upvotes in the main "question". To be honest, I was expecting the same number of answers and upvotes. IMHO if you took the time to add an entry in order to win the LaTeX book, you should upvote Marc's main thread as a ...


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2 and 198 (to be close to both egreg and David because they seem to always know what they are doing on TeX.SE)


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According to my random number generator I choose 9 and 99 http://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25


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113 and 86 (the ages of my mother and sister if they had survived this long).


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1 and 200 (just to be more daring than David)


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250 (could never do this math stuff)


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I don't consider this an issue, since people who see that message are already on this site. The suggestion is not "Go to TeX.SX" or "Visit TeX.SX". As an aside: For those posting Welcome to TeX.SX! verbatim as a comment, they could consider changing this to Welcome to TeX.SE! as the .SE suffix is more commonly used to represent the Stack Exchange ...


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Nothing better than good prime duck, so 3 and 197 (lowest and highest available prime numbers)


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12 (For the number of wing feather tips on the last contest duck) 5 (For the number of top knot feather tips on the last contest duck) p.s. He says you have to rerun the winner selection if these are chosen. (Duckie says "he is unique, and wants to remain unique!!)


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How about 57 - after the famous Legend? Edited to add my next choice: 132


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42 - if it's not the answer, then the question is wrong. ;-) Second guess: 147, because it was not taken before.


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Because: It's prime! It's your body temperature in degrees Celsius. 37 * 2 - 1 = 73 (and this is the only number that does this in base 10) (and btw, 73 is prime as well) AND it's a centered hexagonal number (take sides of 4 dots): AND it's a star number (take sides of 3 dots): Oh, and it has its own website as well: http://thirty-seven.org/


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133 and 55. …do stressed ducks quack under pressure when their goose is cooked? (Sorry if you're not pond of these daffy puns.)


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191 - to be near the top end of the range. PS I have read all the other answers thoroughly and believe my answer adds useful extra information that can't be placed in a comment. PPS This must be the question attracting the highest number of incorrect answers on this site.


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I would like to ask my random number generator (see below), but since 9 is already taken, I will go for 4 & 5 since 4+5=9 almost surely.


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131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated another one which is 68. Oops sorry never mind that it was after deadline.


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I missed the previous one by one. As every broke gambler knows, patience is the archenemy of the odds. So here we go; 131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated a new one which is 144.


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97 and 88, because: sage: randint(1,200) 97 sage: randint(1,200) 88


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18 and 67 for the years of Canadian confederation. While not ducks, the Canadian goose is considered waterfowl...


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Number 1: 68 Number 2: 130 Numbers generated using Emacs' random function, I'm sure you will appreciate it :) Here is the code (dolist (i '(1 2)) (insert (concat (number-to-string (1+ (random 199))) " ")))


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My choice is 247 because tex.se has a 24/7 service! My another two guesses are 60 and 195.


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I am opting for the two perfect numbers 6 and 28.


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007 and 070. Help me win this, James Bond!


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As always; 131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated another one which is 68.


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apparently 0 and 201 I used last time broke the rules, so this time I choose: 0 and 0 Update Third choice now allowed, I choose 0


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118, and if you really wanna know why: L is the 12th letter of the alphabet a is the first letter of the alphabet T is the 20th letter of the alphabet e is the 5th ... I think you've guessed the logic behind this by now X -> 24 So: 12 + 1 + 20 + 5 + 24 = 62. But because we wouldn't wanna miss the fact that L, T and X are capitals, they count double, and ...


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