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## #1 2007-09-10 23:51:52

landof+
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Registered: 2007-03-24
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### Cryptarithms

I'm not sure if it even belongs here, please help me move it if it doesn't. Thanks.

Cryptarithms are the things that you try to substitute the letters with numbers so that the sum becomes right. All members may post their unsolved cryptarithms too!

No 2 letters may be the same number.

P
P
P
----
UP
IT
TAKES
A
LITTLE
--------
EFFORT

Please use the code function, too. Makes it easier to visualize.

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## #2 2007-09-11 00:25:00

mathsyperson
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### Re: Cryptarithms

P
P
P
----
UP

P=5
U=1

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #3 2007-09-11 00:54:12

landof+
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### Re: Cryptarithms

Excellent! That's easy. Try the other one.

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## #4 2007-09-12 01:48:03

landof+
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Posts: 131

### Re: Cryptarithms

Here's more:

NINE
FINE
-------
WIVES
POND
OAR
------
OPIUM

Now, I've implemented unsolvable ones too!

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## #5 2007-09-12 03:08:13

Identity
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Registered: 2007-04-18
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### Re: Cryptarithms

landof+ wrote:
IT
TAKES
A
LITTLE
--------
EFFORT

I don't think this is possible

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## #6 2007-09-13 01:20:44

landof+
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### Re: Cryptarithms

It kinda stumped me, but it is possible, in an exercise my whole class couldn't solve, and my teacher ended up giving the solution by accident. Trial and error is what you need to do.

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## #7 2007-09-20 02:32:51

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### Re: Cryptarithms

I agree with Identity, if t=9 then:
The first "f" in effort =9+I+1 ...the "1" being carried over.
The second "f" in effort =9+A+1...the "1" being carried over.

Which implies I=A, making it contradictory. :S

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## #8 2007-09-21 23:14:37

landof+
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Posts: 131

### Re: Cryptarithms

....
Ok, then another one:

ACCURACIES
ACCURACIES
ACCURACIES
ACCURACIES
ACCURACIES
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MATHEMATICS

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