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Php script to search for words in a string

Write a PHP script named states.php that creates a variable $states with the value "Mississippi Alabama Texas Massachusetts Kansas". The script should perform the following tasks:

a) Search for a word in $states that ends in xas. Store this word in element 0 of an array named $statesArray.
b) Search for a word in $states that begins with k and ends in s. Perform a case-insensitive comparison. Store this word in element 1 of $statesArray.
c) Search for a word in $states that begins with M and ends in s. Store this element in element 2 of the array.
d) Search for a word in $states that ends in a. Store this word in element 3 of the array.
e) Search for a word in $states at the beginning of the string that starts with M. Store this word in element 4 of the array.
f) Output the array $statesArray to the screen.

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Please rename the attached 380411-states.php as per your requirement.

Below is the output produced by the script.

$ php 380411-states.php
Array
(
[0] => Texas
[1] => Kansas
...

Solution Summary

This solution assumes that you have basic familiarity with regular expressions.

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