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Old 2008-09-30, 21:10   #1
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Default 3+3+2+2+1=11


".THREE"
".THREE"
"...TWO"
"...TWO"
"...ONE"
"======"
"ELEVEN"


Wasn't sure how to get the spacing right without periods, anyway on to the puzzle:

Substitute the appropriate digit for each corresponding letter to make a valid mathematical equality.
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Old 2008-09-30, 21:18   #2
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Code:
 THREE
 THREE
   TWO
   TWO
   ONE
======
ELEVEN
Code tags. [ code ] [ /code ] (without the spaces)
Not so sure about the actual problem though...I was thinking E=1 since T+T = Ex, but since there's not just two numbers being added, I think it's possible for E to be something else
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Old 2008-09-30, 21:30   #3
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Quote:
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Substitute the appropriate digit for each corresponding letter to make a valid mathematical equality.
Which base?

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Old 2008-09-30, 21:56   #4
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Quote:
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Which base?
I have an answer for base 10 but if you want to try another base??

Actually since there are 9 different letters it can only be base 9 or 10 (and above?)

Clarification: The same digit CANNOT be assigned to two different letters

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Old 2008-10-01, 15:06   #5
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84611
84611
..803
..803
..391
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171219
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Old 2008-10-01, 20:19   #6
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axn1: Did you use brute force or were you able to solve much of it with logic?

It took me a couple hours (after restarting a couple times after dumb assumptions) on pencil and paper.
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Old 2008-10-01, 20:54   #7
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brute force


apart from the entirely trivial "e = 1" bit, that is.
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