Enigma 1602: Miscount
8 January 2012
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From New Scientist #2767, 3rd July 2010 [link]
I have assigned a whole number to each letter of the alphabet. These numbers are not necessarily different and they include negatives and zero. With these numbers I found that
O + N + E = 1
T + W + O = 2
T + H + R + E + E = 3
and so on all the way up to
T + W + E + N + T + Y + N + I + N + E = 29.
Unfortunately, I now find that I made one slip in my additions. Just one of my 29 equations was wrong.
Which equation is wrong?
What should the sum of the letters equal in that case?