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Letter ratios (Posted on 2006-10-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Find the word with the greatest vowel to consonant ratio. Exclude words like a, I, and aa, that have only vowels. English language words only!

Note: Consider Y a vowel

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I had thought of queue rather than audio.  Still the same 4-to-1 ratio.  And I don't think anyone would come up with the words, below, that have a greater ratio:

ouguiya 6
yautia  5
aalii   4
adieu   4
aecia   4
aerie   4
aioli   4
aliya   4
aquae   4
areae   4
audio   4
aurae   4
aurei   4
bayou   4
cooee   4
cooey   4
eerie   4
eyrie   4
gooey   4
hooey   4
looey   4
looie   4
louie   4
miaou   4
oidia   4
oorie   4
ourie   4
oxeye   4
payee   4
poyou   4
queue   4
sooey   4
uraei   4
yahoo   4
yeuky   4
yogee   4
youse   4
yowie   4
zoeae   4

OPEN "\words\words.txt" FOR INPUT AS #1
DO
 LINE INPUT #1, l$
 IF LCASE$(l$) = l$ THEN
   vct = 0: cct = 0
   FOR i = 1 TO LEN(l$)
     IF INSTR("aeiouy", MID$(l$, i, 1)) THEN vct = vct + 1
     IF INSTR("bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxz", MID$(l$, i, 1)) THEN cct = cct + 1
   NEXT
   IF vct + cct <> LEN(l$) THEN PRINT l$
   IF cct > 0 THEN
     ratio = vct / cct
     IF ratio >= 4 THEN
       max = ratio
       PRINT l$, ratio
     END IF
   END IF
 END IF
LOOP UNTIL EOF(1)


 


  Posted by Charlie on 2006-10-20 09:31:12
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