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Numbered Letters (Posted on 2003-07-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
If each letter has a value (a=1, b=2, c=3 etc.) what words have a total letter value of exactly 100 when you add up all of the letters?

Are there any words that equal 100 if the letter values are swapped (z=1, y=2.....a=26)?

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re(2): Words for part A | Comment 13 of 28 |
(In reply to re: Words for part A by Lewis)

In the word list I used, of 74,780 words, the mean and standard deviation of the total values for part A were 100.86 and 35.6. For part B they were 130.18 and 41.8. So a value of 100 is quite near the mean for part A.
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-07-18 08:04:45

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