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#1 2011-03-17 09:06:16

SmellyMan
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Registered: 2011-03-06
Posts: 63

A nice little 'problem'.

I went on the maths competition today, and there was an awesome task that went something like this:

You can only fill each letter with one positive normal number(1,2,3,4,5...), and circle of which the number can you get from the following:

K*A*N*G*A*R*O*O
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       G*A*M*E

A)1
B)2
C)3
D)5
E)7

So, same letters mean the same number and you can only use each same number only once(ie. If you decide to give K=1, that means no other letter can be 1)

I hope you understand it^^, enjoy solving this interesting 'puzzle'.

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#2 2011-03-17 14:22:48

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 85,204

Re: A nice little 'problem'.

Hi SmellyMan;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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