## Teaser 2895: Spanish and Latin

**From The Sunday Times, 18th March 2018** [link]

I have ten cards. For each card there is a number in Spanish on one side and a number in Latin on the other.

The Spanish numbers are

CINCO,CUATRO,DIEZ,DOS,NUEVE,OCHO,SEIS,SIETE,TRESandUNO. The Latin numbers areDECEM,DUO,NOVEM,OCTO,QUATTUOR,QUINQUE,SEPTEM,SEX,TRESandUNUS. For each of the ten pairs of numbers, there are two letters in common. If I told you on how many cards the two numbers were consecutive, you should be able to work out all ten pairings. The Spanish numbers are written alphabetically.What is the corresponding order for the Latin numbers?

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## Jim Randell 8:37 am

on31 July 2019 Permalink |This Python program make use of a couple of the routines from the

enigma.pylibrary to solve this puzzle in a few lines of code. It runs in 80ms.Run:[ @repl.it ]Solution:The corresponding Latin numbers are: NOVEM, TRES, DECEM, DUO, UNUS, OCTO, SEPTEM, QUINQUE, SEX, QUATTUOR.So the pairs are:

There are also two sets of cards that have 4 cards with consecutive numbers:

And these are the only sets of cards that can be made.

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