







Rearranging the alphabet 
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From samhita: Find the number of ways of arranging 26 letters in the English alphabet in a row such that there are exactly 5 letters between x and y. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





What fraction of the letters of the alphabet is each word? 
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From Clayton: How do I figure this out, the math question has the answers but I have no idea how to get it.
my Mom can't figure it out either.
What fraction of the letters of the alphabet are each word
Man = 3/26
Glasses = 7/26
Integrity = 1/4
computer = 2/9 Answered by Paul Betts and Harley Weston. 





Two characters 
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From Robert: I am looking to find out how many possible unique combinations I can have if at any time i can use only two characters of numbers or the alphabet...For ex., i can have 199 or i can have a1, a2, z1, z2 ... or i can have aa, ab, ac... i came up with possible combinations of 1295 or so... can you help? Answered by Penny. 





Can you make up a word that adds up to 1000000? 
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From Adrie: My question is elementary and I am a student Please help me with the following conundrum, as it is driving me crazy.
'When the letters in the alphabet are given values from 1 to 26 for A to Z, can you make up a word that adds up to 1000000 ( one million )used as a multiplication?'
Like 'cat' would be 3*1*20 = 60 Answered by Claude Tardif. 

