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# Alphabet Numbers Puzzle - Solution

## The Puzzle:

Using any letter only once, what are the largest and smallest numbers that you can write down in words?

Example: EIGHTY

But not NINETY as N is used twice

Bonus 1: allow negatives such as MINUS TWO

Bonus 2: allow calculations such as TWO SQUARED

## Our Solution:

Largest: FIVE THOUSAND

Smallest: ZERO or NOUGHT

And for our Indian friends:

From Chiranjeev: the largest number is TEN LAC, and smallest is MINUS FORTY LAC.

From Krishna Sai Vootla: the largest number is FORTY LAKHS

From Rahul Jha: the largest number is EIGHTY FOUR LAC

Bonus 1: allow negatives

Smallest: MINUS FORTY

Bonus 2: allow calculations

Largest: SIXTY CUBED (=216,000) from Steven Nguyen

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt