# seq: Sum of base 26 values of the English name of n

Jonathan Post jvospost3 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 02:16:11 CEST 2008

```So Franklin T. Adams-Watters recommends submitting:

Sum of letter values (a=1, b=2, ..., z=26) of the English name of n,
excluding spaces and hyphens.

n   a(n) comment
0   64    LetterValue(z)+ LetterValue(e)+ LetterValue(r)+
LetterValue(o) = 26+5+18+15 = 64
1   34    o+n+e = 15+14+5 = 34
2   58    t+w+o = 20+23+15
3   56
4   60
5   42
6   52
7   65
8   49
9   42    same value as a(5)
10  39   t+e+n = 20+5+14
11  63
12  87
13  99   note that "teen" --> 44, so a(Xteen)=a(X)+44
14  104
15  65   same value as a(7)
16  96
17  109
18  93
19  66
20  107  t+w+e+n+t+y = 20+23+5+14+20+25, so a(twentyX)=107+a(X)
21  141
22  165
23  163
24  167
25  149
26  159
27  172
28  156
29  149  same value as a(25)
30  100  t+h+i+r+t+y = 20+8+9+18+20+25, so a(thirtyX)=100+a(X)
31  134
32  158
33  156
34  160
35  142
36  152
37  165
38  149  same vale as a(25)=a(29)
39  142  same value as a(35)
40  84   f+o+r+t+y, so a(fortyX) = 84 + a(x)

fixed points, trajectories on iteration, the disjoint classes of
possible and impossible values, or the equivalent in another language
with or without a different alphabet?

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