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 Close to a million (Posted on 2005-07-18)
The first 26 primes (2, 3, 5, ...) can be put in correspondence with the letters A through Z, so the common English word CAB would be the product 5 * 2 * 3 = 30. Using this code, what´s your guess to a common English word that comes closest to a million ? I found one very, very close. Can you beat mine ?

To help you, here are the 26 first primes and their correspondence to the alphabet :
``` 2 - A      3 - B      5 - C      7 - D     11 - E
13 - F     17 - G     19 - H     23 - I     29 - J
31 - K     37 - L     41 - M     43 - N     47 - O
53 - P     59 - Q     61 - R     67 - S     71 - T
73 - U     79 - V     83 - W     89 - X     97 - Y     101 - Z```

 Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 3.4000 (5 votes) Solution: (Hide) The common word is COLIC, as Charlie (the first) pointed out: 5 * 47 * 37 * 23 * 5 = 999,925.

 Subject Author Date re(2): Another great word Jer 2015-08-09 22:14:12 re: Another great word Ady TZIDON 2015-08-09 01:48:36 re: Popeye used to laugh like this..Creative! john 2005-07-27 19:34:11 re(2): computer soln -- spoiler gail 2005-07-20 03:20:13 My online word list (reply to Nosher) Penny 2005-07-19 10:45:56 re(2): computer soln -- spoiler Nosher 2005-07-19 02:16:56 Popeye used to laugh like this.. Nosher 2005-07-18 22:59:12 Another great word Gamer 2005-07-18 14:10:16 An even better word Penny 2005-07-18 06:16:57 re: computer soln -- spoiler Penny 2005-07-18 06:03:09 computer soln -- spoiler Charlie 2005-07-18 04:48:30 Number to beat - 1,002,760 Nosher 2005-07-18 04:26:20

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