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If:

SCORE = 7
NUMBER = 10
ZEBRA = 16
QUESTION = 17
RAINBOW = 12
AXOLOTL = 14

Then:

ANSWER = ?

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ANSWER = 9

Because

You convert the letters into Scrabble letter values and sum them all up

SCORE $\rightarrow 1+3+1+1+1 = 7$
NUMBER $\rightarrow 1+1+3+3+1+1 = 10$
ZEBRA $\rightarrow 10+1+3+1+1 = 16$
QUESTION $\rightarrow 10+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 = 17$
RAINBOW $\rightarrow 1+1+1+1+3+1+4 = 12$
AXOLOTL $\rightarrow 1+8+1+1+1+1+1 = 14$

So ANSWER $\rightarrow 1+1+1+4+1+1 = 9$

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer!! :D $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 9 '18 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Scrabble is one of my favourite games. $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Sep 9 '18 at 12:28
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I think the answer is

16

I arrived at this by

Assume the word value is based on the sum of arbitrary values of the vowels

then

o+e=7, u+e=10, e+a=16 (and this would also be the value of ANSWER), u+e+i+o=17, a+i+o=12

which gives

u+i=10, a-u=6, a+i=16 and finally, o= -4.

finishing gives

o = -4, e = 11, u = -1, a = 5, i = 11 which fits all the word values and gives the value of ANSWER as 16

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  • $\begingroup$ Good try, but incorrect $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Sep 9 '18 at 8:58
  • $\begingroup$ @RohitJose this looks like a valid answer based on the clues given...if this is incorrect, could you perhaps provide another word whose value wold disprove this? $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 9 '18 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, I'll add another one $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Sep 9 '18 at 12:25

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