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 Numbered Letters (Posted on 2003-07-17)
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)?

 See The Solution Submitted by Lewis Rating: 3.2857 (7 votes)

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 re(3): challenge | Comment 15 of 28 |
(In reply to re(2): challenge by fwaff)

A modification to use the word "and" shows that 251 and 259 are the only two that now produce a value equal to themselves. The modified ProcPiece subroutine is:

SUB ProcPiece (piece\$, MajorPower)
piece = VAL(piece\$)
n\$ = ""
IF piece > 99 THEN
n\$ = unit\$(piece \ 100) + " hundred "
piece = piece MOD 100
IF piece > 0 THEN n\$ = n\$ + "and "
END IF
IF piece > 19 THEN
n\$ = n\$ + ten\$(piece \ 10)
piece = piece MOD 10
IF piece > 0 THEN n\$ = n\$ + "-": ELSE n\$ = n\$ + " "
END IF
IF piece > 0 THEN n\$ = n\$ + unit\$(piece) + " "
IF n\$ > "" THEN name\$ = n\$ + major\$(MajorPower) + " " + name\$
END SUB

 Posted by Charlie on 2003-07-18 10:02:14

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