# It's a question from last year UPSC AC question: If A is coded as 1, B as 3, C as 5 and so on what is the numerical value of the word 'FAZED' if the numerical value of 'CABLE' is 41?

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B=3

C=5

The number increase by 2 (the difference is 2) so...

D=5+2=7

E=7+2=9

F=9+2=11

the general formula will be

a+(n-1)*difference.

F A Z E D

F=9

A=1

Z is the 26 th letter, and has the value

1+(26-1)*2=51

E=9

D=7

The sum will be

9+1+51+9+7=

10+60+7=

70+9=