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What is the first number whose letter value sum (A=1, B=2, C=3) is less than or equal to the number?

Example TEN (T+E+N = 20+5+14) TEN<39

How about first number whose letter value product is less than the number?

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am guessing eighty - no hard proof, just trying short letter length numbers. as for the second part re letter value product...

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I should add that 101 = ONE HUNDRED ONE (13 Letters, spaces don't count)

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FIFTY = 6 + 9 + 6 + 20 + 25 = 66

SIXTY = 19 + ...

EIGHTY = 5 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 20 + 25 = 74!

I tried writing a program for the second part, but I'm pretty sure I was getting overflow

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right answers so far for the first part...

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just throwing out a guess for the second part: TEN BILLION > 20*5*14*2*9*12*12*9*15*14 = 6,858,432,000

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klose - there is one smaller.

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just throwing out a guess for the second part: TEN BILLION > 20*5*14*2*9*12*12*9*15*14 = 6,858,432,000

sorry i forgot to put that in spoilers. but i do think it is the answer because:

one 1050

two 6900

three 72000

four 34020

five 5940

six 4104

seven 146300

eight 50400

nine 8820

ten 1400

hundred 3386880

thousand 53625600

million 34292160

billion 4898880

out of these values billion is more efficient then hundreds and millions. and ten is the most efficient out of 1-10.

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sorry i forgot to put that in spoilers. but i do think it is the answer because:

one 1050

two 6900

three 72000

four 34020

five 5940

six 4104

seven 146300

eight 50400

nine 8820

ten 1400

hundred 3386880

thousand 53625600

million 34292160

billion 4898880

out of these values billion is more efficient then hundreds and millions. and ten is the most efficient out of 1-10.

Ah! You're right, my answer was off!! Good Job!

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Solved by klose

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