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# Sum of the alphabetical values of the characters of a string

• Last Updated : 19 Mar, 2021

You are given an array of strings str, the task is to find the score of a given string s from the array. The score of a string is defined as the product of the sum of its characters’s alphabetical values with the position of the string in the array.
Examples:

Input: str[] = {“sahil”, “shashanak”, “sanjit”, “abhinav”, “mohit”}, s = “abhinav”
Output: 228
Sum of alphabetical values of “abhinav” = 1 + 2 + 8 + 9 + 14 + 1 + 22 = 57
Position of “abhinav” in str is 4, 57 x 4 = 228
Input: str[] = {“geeksforgeeks”, “algorithms”, “stack”}, s = “algorithms”
Output: 244

Approach:

• Find the given string in the array and store the position of the string.
• Then calculate the sum of the alphabetical values of the given string.
• Multiply the position of the string in the given array with the value calculated in the previous step and print the result.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of the approach``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to find string score``int` `strScore(string str[], string s, ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `score = 0, index;``    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < n; i++) {``        ``if` `(str[i] == s) {``            ``for` `(``int` `j = 0; j < s.length(); j++)``                ``score += s[j] - ``'a'` `+ 1;``            ``index = i + 1;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``score = score * index;``    ``return` `score;``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``string str[] = { ``"sahil"``, ``"shashanak"``                      ``, ``"sanjit"``, ``"abhinav"``, ``"mohit"` `};``    ``string s = ``"abhinav"``;``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(str) / ``sizeof``(str);``    ``int` `score = strScore(str, s, n);``    ``cout << score << endl;` `    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `//  Java implementation of the approach``import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG {`  `// Function to find string score``static` `int` `strScore(String str[], String s, ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `score = ``0``, index=``0``;``    ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < n; i++) {``        ``if` `(str[i] == s) {``            ``for` `(``int` `j = ``0``; j < s.length(); j++)``                ``score += s.charAt(j) - ``'a'` `+ ``1``;``            ``index = i + ``1``;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``score = score * index;``    ``return` `score;``}` `// Driver code`  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args) {``            ``String str[] = { ``"sahil"``, ``"shashanak"``                    ``, ``"sanjit"``, ``"abhinav"``, ``"mohit"` `};``    ``String s = ``"abhinav"``;``    ``int` `n = str.length;``    ``int` `score = strScore(str, s, n);``    ``System.out.println( score);``    ``}``}``// This code is contributed by anuj_67..`

## Python3

 `# Python3 implementation of the approach``# Function to find string score``def` `strScore(``str``, s, n):``    ``score ``=` `0``    ``index ``=` `0``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n):``        ``if` `(``str``[i] ``=``=` `s):``            ``for` `j ``in` `range``(``len``(s)):``                ``score ``+``=` `(``ord``(s[j]) ``-``                          ``ord``(``'a'``) ``+` `1``)``            ``index ``=` `i ``+` `1``            ``break``    ``score ``=` `score ``*` `index``    ``return` `score` `# Driver code``str` `=` `[``"sahil"``, ``"shashanak"``, ``"sanjit"``,``                  ``"abhinav"``, ``"mohit"` `]``s ``=` `"abhinav"``n ``=` `len``(``str``)``score ``=` `strScore(``str``, s, n);``print``(score)` `# This code is contributed``# by sahishelangia`

## C#

 `// C# implementation of the approach``using` `System;` `class` `GFG``{` `// Function to find string score``static` `int` `strScore(String []str,``                    ``String s, ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `score = 0, index = 0;``    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < n; i++)``    ``{``        ``if` `(str[i] == s)``        ``{``            ``for` `(``int` `j = 0; j < s.Length; j++)``                ``score += s[j] - ``'a'` `+ 1;``            ``index = i + 1;``            ``break``;``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``score = score * index;``    ``return` `score;``}` `// Driver code``public` `static` `void` `Main (String[] args)``{``    ``String []str = { ``"sahil"``, ``"shashanak"``, ``"sanjit"``,``                     ``"abhinav"``, ``"mohit"` `};``    ``String s = ``"abhinav"``;``    ``int` `n = str.Length;``    ``int` `score = strScore(str, s, n);``    ``Console.Write( score);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by 29AjayKumar`

## PHP

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## Javascript

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Output:
`228`

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