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From the Ted Talk by Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Okay, I'm going to sort you out. Rather than you all sutoinhg out, I want you to count how many dgitis there are in that number. Okay? If you've got it as a factorial, you've got to expand the factorials. Okay, now if you want to play, I want you to stand up, okay? If you think you've got an estimate for how many digits, right — we've already got one competitor here. If you all stay down he wins it automatically. Okay. enxellcet. So we've got four here, five, six. Great. Excellent. That should get us going. All right.

Open Cloze

Okay, I'm going to sort you out. Rather than you all ________ out, I want you to count how many ______ there are in that number. Okay? If you've got it as a factorial, you've got to expand the factorials. Okay, now if you want to play, I want you to stand up, okay? If you think you've got an estimate for how many digits, right — we've already got one competitor here. If you all stay down he wins it automatically. Okay. _________. So we've got four here, five, six. Great. Excellent. That should get us going. All right.

Solution

  1. digits
  2. excellent
  3. shouting

Original Text

Okay, I'm going to sort you out. Rather than you all shouting out, I want you to count how many digits there are in that number. Okay? If you've got it as a factorial, you've got to expand the factorials. Okay, now if you want to play, I want you to stand up, okay? If you think you've got an estimate for how many digits, right — we've already got one competitor here. If you all stay down he wins it automatically. Okay. Excellent. So we've got four here, five, six. Great. Excellent. That should get us going. All right.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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symmetrical object 7
symmetries interact 4
magic trick 3
symmetrical objects 3
mathematical language 3
scientific world 2
genetic information 2
large hadron 2
hadron collider 2
undesirable leaving 2
reflective symmetry 2
moorish artists 2
zeroth symmetry 2
turn anticlockwise 2
trick move 2
abstract idea 2
combined effect 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
large hadron collider 2
magic trick move 2

Important Words

  1. automatically
  2. competitor
  3. count
  4. digits
  5. estimate
  6. excellent
  7. expand
  8. factorial
  9. factorials
  10. great
  11. number
  12. play
  13. shouting
  14. sort
  15. stand
  16. stay
  17. wins