# What is the missing number in this sequence?

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-?-1-1-1

What is the missing number in this sequence?

Note: The answer is not $1$.

3

The sequence being the number of syllables in the letters of the alphabet, and the 23rd letter - W - has three syllables.

• Incidentally, someone once pointed out to me the silliness of saying "double-u double-u double-u" (9 syllables) as an abbreviation for "world wide web" (3 syllables) – Yrodro Jul 21 '17 at 23:31
• How about "double-u double-u i i" for "world war 2"? – Joel Reyes Noche Jul 23 '17 at 2:16

0

Because

the note says "the answer is not 1" and in computer science, "not 1" is equal to zero

• Despite there being a solution, I think this is a fair point. +1 – feelinferrety Jul 21 '17 at 23:07