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Odd Start, Even Finish

What three letter English word has an odd start, an even finish and an infinitely long middle?

The word vex. “v” is Roman numeral 5, which is odd. “x” is Roman numeral 10, which is even. “e” is the base of the natural logarithm and is irrational (e = 2.718281828…). Its mantissa (the part to the right of the decimal point) is infinitely long.


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2 Comments on "Odd Start, Even Finish"


Casey says
September 25, 2015 @ 08:45

The answer is vex


Carolynn says
October 22, 2016 @ 13:41

I was going to say fox, because when capitalized F has uneven lines making it odd, o is a circle which never ends, and x has even lines.


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