## Wednesday, March 23, 2011

### English alphabet --> prime numbers (Recreational Maths)

English alphabet (26 letters) : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The First 26 prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, 101

A=2 ... B=3 ... C=5 ... D=7 ... E=11 ... F=13 ... G=17 ... H=19 ... I=23 ... J=29
K=31 ... L=37 ... M=41 ... N=43 ... O=47 ... P=53 ... Q=59 ... R=61
S=67 ... T=71 ... U=73 ... V=79 ... W=83 ... X=89 ... Y=97 ... Z=101

I'm looking for interesting patterns.

For example, take a 3-letter word, say CAR. We can either add or multiply their values.

If adding, we get ... CAR ---> 5 + 2 + 61 = 68

If we multiply, we get ... CAR ---> 5 * 2 * 61 = 610

(1) We could look for English words that are prime numbers, or squares or cubes, or any other interesting numbers.
(2) We could look at palindromic words and palindromic set of words (or phrases)
(3) We could look for English words that are palindromic

Palindromic Words, Phrases and Sentences