SOLUTION to the "Counting Your Counting"
posed on the index page of Daniel W. VanArsdale.
There are exactly four
A's, three C's, two D's,
Though this puzzle can be
understood by a child, it is difficult to solve and requires using
a computer. I sent this
puzzle and a solution to the American Mathematical Monthly problem
editor in 1972. It was not selected for publication. Such sentences were
independently invented by Lee Sallows (see the Wikipedia article for "autogram").
There are probably
many solutions, but I found only one. If you find a solution that uses
fewer letters, if you want I will place it here and give you a credit.
twenty nine E's, seven F's, five H's, eleven I's, three
sixteen N's, six O's, nine R's, twenty seven S's, fourteen T's,
five U's, six V's, four W's, six X's,
and four Y's in this sentence.