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Close to a million (Posted on 2005-07-18) Difficulty: 1 of 5
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.

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  Subject Author Date
re(2): Another great wordJer2015-08-09 22:14:12
Hints/Tipsre: Another great wordAdy TZIDON2015-08-09 01:48:36
re: Popeye used to laugh like this..Creative!john2005-07-27 19:34:11
re(2): computer soln -- spoilergail2005-07-20 03:20:13
My online word list (reply to Nosher)Penny2005-07-19 10:45:56
re(2): computer soln -- spoilerNosher2005-07-19 02:16:56
Popeye used to laugh like this..Nosher2005-07-18 22:59:12
Another great wordGamer2005-07-18 14:10:16
An even better wordPenny2005-07-18 06:16:57
re: computer soln -- spoilerPenny2005-07-18 06:03:09
Solutioncomputer soln -- spoilerCharlie2005-07-18 04:48:30
Number to beat - 1,002,760Nosher2005-07-18 04:26:20
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