May 05, 2009

Maths Challenge #3 – Scrabble Oddity

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/more/mathschallenge/?podcastItem=scrable_odity_question_master.mp4

Scrabble Oddity: Which positive integer is equal to its letter score in scrabble?



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  1. Eight: 1+0+2+4+1=8.

    05 May 2009, 17:35

  2. Eleanor Lovell

    The answer is TWELVE

    T = 1, W = 4, E = 1, L = 1, V = 4, E = 1 = 12

    06 May 2009, 11:51

  3. I did work that out, but was hoping to set up a really poor joke about dodgy eyes that the world was better off without hearing anyway.

    Possibly of more interest is the fact I read this entry shortly after wondering what the best possible opening play was. I know plenty of people who’d struggle to get 124 across a whole game!

    06 May 2009, 19:48


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