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Article Title

Lighter and Heavier

Authors

Susan Thorpe

Abstract

The weight of a word is determined by assigning A=1, B=2 through Z=26 and adding the letter values together. The density, or average letter value, of a word is found by dividing its weight by the number of letters in the word. Words with a low density are 'lightweight' words; those with a high density are 'heavyweight' words.

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