Lloyd is quite fond of math, and likes to incorporate math into almost everything he does. One weekend, the local newspaper printed a Word Chain puzzle, with starting point BIRD and ending with NEST. I had some trouble solving it, and asked Lloyd for help. He told me that he had solved it, and handed me his copy of the puzzle.
When I looked at Lloyd’s “solution”, I didn’t see a chain of words, just a sequence of math operations. Seeing as this is Lloyd, I figured that it really was a solution, but I couldn’t figure out what he was doing.
Here is Lloyd’s solution. Can you reconstruct the actual word chain?
BIRD - 5408 + 15 + 17576 + 1 + 26 +158184 + 2704 NEST + 35152