Post by Cheesemaster IV on Oct 7, 2009 0:21:59 GMT -5
Inspired by the following conversation, I have come up with a challenge.
Samantha says: Michael, what is your middle name? Some Guy says: your mom Samantha says: srsly Some Guy says: srsly
Samantha says: tell me your middle name first Some Guy says: guess Samantha says: don't know it Some Guy says: if you guess right, I'll tell you Some Guy says: no Some Guy says: that's wrong Samantha says: give me a clue Forest says: be back in like 30 mins. Samantha says: kk Samantha says: clue Some Guy says: ok
If we assign a value to each letter of the alphabet, so that A = 1, B = 2, C = 3 ... Z = 26, and add up all the letter values in a word, we can get a value for a word.
For example, MICHAEL = 13 + 9 + 3 + 8 + 5 + 12 = 50 and KALSI = 11 + 1 + 12 + 19 + 9 = 52.
The sum of all the letter values in my middle name is 58.
Post by Cheesemaster V on Nov 5, 2012 19:42:32 GMT -5
I think I disposed of this competition when I later realized my hint still left you with an absurd number of combinations (# of compositions of 58 with no parts larger than 26 = 144,115,188,075,855,872 - some number much smaller than that = some still ridiculously high number of combinations).