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From ab to yz (Posted on 2015-07-06) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There are <qty> words containing <let1> and <let2>

For what pair of distinct letters is the quantity of non-proper words in the English language
a. minimal?
b. maximal?

Please specify your data base.

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re: computer solution | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to computer solution by Charlie)

Thinking that the count of words with E & S was inflated by the presence of plurals, I excluded words whose only S was at the end, still preserving words like LESS and BASIS, the new high is words with E and R:

ER with 70873 words.

Revision: actually we should exclude those plurals from all the counts not just counts of S with other letters. E & R is still the max, but the count is only 54764 words. And the JQ count is down to 4 of course.

Edited on July 6, 2015, 4:26 pm
  Posted by Charlie on 2015-07-06 16:11:55

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