Instructions

The English alphabet is divided into five groups. Each group starts with the vowel and the consonants immediately following that vowel and the consonants immediately following that vowel are included in that group. Thus, the letters A, B, C, D will be in the first group, the letters E, F, G, H will be in the second group and so on. The value of the first group is fixed as 10, the second group as 20 and so on. The value of the last group is fixed as 50. In a group, the value of each letter will be the value of that group. To calculate the value of a word, you should give the same value of each of the letters as the value of the group to which a particular letter belongs and then add all the letters of the word: If all the letters in the word belong to one group only, then the value of that word will be equal to the product of the number of letters in the word and the value of the group to which the letters belong. However, if the letters of the words belong to different groups, then first write the value of all the letters. The value of the word would be equal to the sum of the value of the first letter and double the sum of the values of the remaining letters.

For Example : The value of word ‘CAB’ will be equal to 10 + 10 + 10 = 30, because all the three letters (the first letter and the remaining two) belong to the first group and so the value of each letter is 10. The value of letter BUT = $$10 + 2 \times 40 + 2 \times 50 = 190$$ because the value of first letter B is 10, the value of T = 2 $$\times$$ 40 (T belongs to the fourth group) and the value of U = 2 $$\times$$ 50 (U belongs to the fifth group). Now calculate the value of each word given in questions 161 to 165 :

Question 12

QUEUE

Solution

Group 3 I J K L M N 30

Group 4 O P Q R S T 40

So the five groups of letters and the corresponding values of groups have been listed below.

Group 1 A B C D 10

Group 2 E F G H 20Group 3 I J K L M N 30

Group 4 O P Q R S T 40

Group 5 U V W X Y Z 50

Here we are required to find the total value of QUEUE

Q = 40

U = 2*50

E = 2*20

U = 2*50

E =2*20

So total value of QUEUE is 40+100+40+100+40 = 320

Thus option C is the correct choice.

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