Problem 51803. Eliminate redundant numbers in text

Occasionally someone might write text such as
Briefly explain one (1) common problem that can result from the constant use of input devices and three (3) ways that may be employed to mitigate the probable impact.
That is, they will both write numbers in words and list the numbers in parentheses.
Write a function to eliminate redundant numbers—i.e., those in parentheses that repeat numbers written in words. To represent numbers in words, follow the rules in Cody Problem 44293 (or see the test cases). Make sure to preserve other numbers. For example, given this text:
I want you to do the following: (1) buy one (1) loaf of bread, two (2) gallons of milk, and three dozen (36) eggs, (2) watch Rocky IV (4), (3) read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and (4) start a 501(c)(3).
your function should remove only the second “(1)” and first “(2)”.

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30.77% Correct | 69.23% Incorrect
Last Solution submitted on May 05, 2022

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