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Article Title

Ladders Summary

Authors

Rex Gooch

Abstract

As the number of letters in a word decreases, the number of ladders increase sharply, despite there being only one-tenth the number of four-letter words as there are ten-letter words. The sharply increased number means that more and more restrictions may be applied but still ladders can be found. The following table summarizes this effect. Looking down a column, it can be seen that decreasing the word length by one multiplies the number of ladders of a given type by hundreds of times.

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