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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)?

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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