Each letter of the alphabet has been assigned a different value from 1 to 26. The total values of the letters contained in a given word are as
given below. Determine the value assigned to each letter of the alphabet.
BEG = 59 CALL = 48 CHIEF = 36 CRAZY = 60
DEN = 53 GAME = 47 GUN = 51 HAM = 16
HAVE = 40 IF = 11 JACK = 24 KEY = 43
LAZE = 57 MAP = 28 MOVE = 58 NEON = 86
OXEN = 82 PALM = 47 QUIT = 40 QUITE = 60
STALL = 80 TALK = 39 TORE = 73 VAST = 51
WALK = 54
*** Pen and Paper solution only.
1=K, 2=C, 3=H, 4=F, 5=M, 6=Q, 7=I, 8=A, 9=V, 10=Z, 11=T, 12=D, 13=J, 14=G, 15=P, 16=U, 17=X, 18=R, 19=L, 20=E, 21=N, 22=Y, 23=S, 24=O, 25=B, 26=W
First E=20, L=19 & V=9 are evident by substraction, then using this info and further difference M=5, N=21 O=24 similarly their substitution results in remaining all the letters except K which has options of 1 or 5 but only 1 solves all(WK=27,TK=12,JK=14 and YK=23 with remaining numbers) . Further I, F & Q which is solved by IF=11 and QI=13 and numbers remaining are 4,6 and 7
Edited on December 3, 2013, 2:51 am
Posted by Salil
on 2013-12-03 02:43:53