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Can you solve the Leonardo da Vinci riddle? - Tanya Khovanova

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You’ve found Leonardo da Vinci’s secret vault, secured by a series of combination locks. Fortunately, your treasure map has three codes: 1210, 3211000, and… hmm. The last one appears to be missing. Can you figure out the last number and open the vault? Tanya Khovanova shows how.

1210 is the smallest autobiographical number. There is another autobiographical number with 4 digits. Which one is it?

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  • Educator Tanya Khovanova
  • Director Outis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Nemanja Petrovic
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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