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 Q: What is this sum? (Posted on 2013-05-31)
A: AQIOQ

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`  what    458588    is       262  this    399754   sum     14431`
` aqioq    873035`

On the left is the base-27 sum, and the translation into decimal is on the right, so AQIOQ is the sum of WHAT+IS+THIS+SUM, when A=1 through Z=26.

DEFDBL A-Z
DATA what,is,this,sum
CLS

FOR j = 1 TO 4
tot = 0
FOR i = 1 TO LEN(n\$)
tot = tot * 27 + INSTR("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz", MID\$(n\$, i, 1))
NEXT
PRINT USING "& #########"; RIGHT\$("      " + n\$, 6); tot
sum = sum + tot
NEXT
PRINT
savesum = sum
n\$ = ""
DO
n\$ = MID\$("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz", sum MOD 27, 1) + n\$
sum = sum \ 27
LOOP UNTIL sum = 0
PRINT USING "& #########"; RIGHT\$("      " + n\$, 6); savesum

 Posted by Charlie on 2013-06-01 10:24:10

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