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## Question

The letters of the alphabet were randomly assigned a value (1-26). Words are given values that are the product of the values assigned to them. For instance, if C=2, A=1, and T=7, then CAT = 14.

What is the value of “sweet dreams” if the following are true:

Sugar = 98,800

Dollop = 93,184

Saccharine = 57,915,000,000

Merry = 275,808

Tall = 575

Sleep = 119,808

Mush = 23,256

Warm = 16,575

Chew = 3,240

Yum = 1,292

Sticky = 1,159,200

Fyi, this is possible by hand (i.e. no computer programming required) and there is NOT a unique solution for the whole alphabet or even all the letters used above.

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4,721,968,742,400 (unless my multiplication was wrong)...here's what I used...

1=L

2=G

3=W

4=Y

5=C

8=S

9=H

11=N

13=R

14=D

15=I

16=O

17=M

19=U

21=K

23=T

24=E

25=A

26=P

That's what you can get from the given words...the key to this whole thing was the word "TALL"...once you solve that one, the rest is pretty easy.

Thanks! This was fun!

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Right!

If you happen back here, did you do it by hand or program something? I like making them, interest in another?

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Right!

If you happen back here, did you do it by hand or program something? I like making them, interest in another?

I did it by hand. Took about 20 minutes or so...lots of fun.

I am a computer nerd programmer, so I had thought about writing a program to do it and I probably still will (just as an extra "challenge" to it)...but I prefer doing these by hand to begin with.

So yeah, if you want to create more, I'd love to work on them...can't guarantee I'll have time...all depends on how slow work is at the time...

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If you're interested:

I think this one turned out well - only uses 1-18 but can solve for all numbers. I might try one with all 26 next. I'm really enjoying creating them!

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