# It's Just Simple Math! [duplicate]

Your boss is on another crusade for 'efficiency.' He wants to encourage the use of numbers with fewer syllables, so that they're easier to discuss in meetings. If you want to take some time off work, you're boss would prefer you take 9 days instead of 7. You're boss would prefer a credit card expense of $99,502 over $77,601

## Input

You can chose your input format for the numbers, if you want to take in 7/9 or seven/nine it's completely up to you

## Output

Output whichever number has the least syllables. CATCH! You must output the answer in the same format you chose for the input. So if your program takes in 7/9 as input, it must output 9. And if your program takes in binary numbers as the input, such as 0000111/0001001, then it must output the answer as 0001001

## Examples

I used howmanysyllables.com to find the amount of syllables in each number:

Input Syllables Output
7\9 2 vs 1 9
ninety nine\one hundred and five 3 vs 5 ninety nine
0111101\1100011 3 vs 3 0111101 1100011
seventy seven thousand six hundred and one\ninety one thousand five hundred and two 12 vs 10 ninety one thousand five hundred and two
10011111111011\10111111111111 10 vs 11 10011111111011
13\15 2 vs 2 13 15

1. Numbers must include and where appropriate. For example, 105 should be calculated as one hundred and five instead of one hundred five. I know some people might include and more than others when pronouncing numbers, so this is open to change in future depending on feedback!
2. If both numbers have the same number of syllables, output both numbers in the format you took them in
3. The input will only ever be a positive integer

## Numbers/Syllables

1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12 = 1 syllables

7,13,14,15,16,18,19,20 = 2 syllables

11,17,21,22,23,24,25,26 = 3 syllables

27 = 4 syllables

This is , so the shortest program wins!

• Please include a table for the number of syllables each digit has. Also I don't think anyone is going to use the full text version if it's optional Oct 31, 2023 at 10:27
• @mousetail It might be shorter, because you might be able to count the vowels (with minor fixes) and it'll be shorter than hardcoding the table Oct 31, 2023 at 10:43
• @mousetail added one examples to the question Oct 31, 2023 at 11:18
• Oct 31, 2023 at 15:50
• What is the highest integer that we need to support?
– Neil
Oct 31, 2023 at 18:00

# sed-E, 120 bytes
h;s/n//g;s/[ls]e/##/g;s/ve/-/g;s/[aeiou]+/#/g;s/y/#/g;s/[^#,]//g;G;s/^(#*)#+,\1\n.*,//;s/^(#*),\1#+.(.*),.*/\2/;s/.*\n//