Problem 3048. Scrabble Scores - 3

This problem is part of a set of problems that successively develop a more sophisticated Scrabble scoring routine. The point distribution for scoring is provided here. (Use the English points distribution.)

For this problem, you will be provided with a word and the accompanying bonus squares that the word might have covered (in a cell array of strings). Write a function to calculate the total score for the word using the multipliers. The multipliers are as follows:

  • 'DL' = double letter
  • 'DW' = double word
  • 'TL' = triple letter
  • 'TW' = triple word
  • 'QL' = quadruple letter
  • 'QW' = quadruple word

For those not familiar with QL and QW, those were introduced in Super Scrabble. Also, remember that the DL, TL, and QL multipliers take effect before the DW, TW, and QW multipliers. Also, multiple word multipliers can be present, having a cumulative effect (e.g., DW & TW = *6).

As an example, if the word were 'matlab' and the multiplier cell array was


then the score would be (3 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2*3)*2 = 26.

Related problems:

Previous problem: 2 - Word-set scoring. Next problem: 4 - Word-set multiplier scoring.

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51.06% Correct | 48.94% Incorrect
Last Solution submitted on Sep 21, 2023

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