If you have a hard time with the correct answer (89547), this might be difficult for you to understand. Or it might be a lifesaver when you need to lull someone to sleep.

You are watching: Stale is to steal as 89475 is to...

In our question we have two words: STALE and STEAL.What is equally important is our only a set of numbers: 89475The magic in the question is this:

S T A L E8 9 4 7 5

Arrange them alphabetically OR numerically and you get:

A E L S T4 5 7 8 9

Alphabetical order is the same as numerical order!!!

"Are you annoyed by people who are super logical?" - I should probably add this to my list of questions to search for when viewing matches.


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· 10y
Logical? More like OCD.


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I have CDO, which is very similar to OCD except the letters are in alphabetical order the way they belong.


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Actually there was that, too. But only once did it get in the way- if someone REALLY wants to put away all the groceries, wouldn't you let him/her do so, and go relax?


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· 10y
34/m/pdx/seeing everyone

Eh, it's just an interesting coincidence I think.


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· 10y

I've noticed that most of the people who get this wrong converted STEAL = 89475 -> STALE = X...

I write a comment below this question trying to help them understand why they're wrong. :D


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ennuideblase, 41, male, has cat

Same, they just get it backwards.


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Medit8r 30/M/LA

You're over-thinking this.

if this type of stuff led you to be single, then why should I take your advice?

It's easier to think of the last letter being moved to the middle, therefore move the last number into the middle.


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A couple of thoughts to answer your second question:

Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

Also:

Any fool can learn from his own mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.


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You've over-thought how little time I've spent thinking about it.

See more: How Many Faces Does A Octagonal Prism Have ? Octagonal Prism

What advice? Where I suggested you could bore someone to sleep with it? Also the single bit was mostly a joke. Though being able to think and notice the problems in a relationship does help one decide it isn't working out.

Well, yes. Don't over-think the point of this thread. :>


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