 @andrewjorgensen/

# wordsums ## A program to answer a difficult elementary school math assignment.

Files
• main.py
• words
main.py
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```# How many answers to find for each
COUNT=30

# These are the letters a-z
from string import ascii_lowercase as letters

# Assign values to each letter as given in the assingment
# stored as a dictionary with a: -13 and so on.
v = dict(zip(letters, range(-13, 13)))

# To store tuples of the calculated values
calculations = []

# "words" is a word list with one English word per line
with open('words', 'r') as words:
for word in words:
# Each line has a '\n' newline at the end, so strip it
word = word.strip()
# Ignore words that have capital letters or other characters
if not set(word).issubset(set(letters)):
continue
# Enumerate the assigned values for letters in the word
values = list((v.get(l, 0) for l in word))
# String together a calculation (like +5-2+3...)
calculation = ''.join(('%+d' % v for v in values))
# Add a tuple of the word, the "show your work", and the total
calculations.append((word, calculation, sum(values)))

# Sort the calculations by word length
calculations = sorted(calculations, key=lambda a: len(a))

print('Find a word that has a value of 18.')
# Let's grab the longest five and the shortest 10
eighteens = list((c for c in calculations if c == 18))
for answer in eighteens[:COUNT] + eighteens[-COUNT:]:

print('Find a word that has a value of -16.')
# Let's grab the longest five and the shortest 10
minussixteens = list((c for c in calculations if c == -16))
for answer in minussixteens[:COUNT] + minussixteens[-COUNT:]:

# The next two questions are about values of 5
fives = list((c for c in calculations if len(c) == 5))

# Sort from highest value to lowest
fives = sorted(fives, key=lambda a: - a)

print('Find the highest value 5 letter word you can.')