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**Nasir Hassan****Member**- Registered: 2020-04-11
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Hi there. I see there are 3 solutions mentioned (in addition to the 2 shown). However, I actually find 28 solutions to the problem. Am I missing something?

Nasir

12 * 42

12 * 63

12 * 84

13 * 62

13 * 93

14 * 82

21 * 24

21 * 36

21 * 48

23 * 64

23 * 96

24 * 63

24 * 84

26 * 31

26 * 93

28 * 41

31 * 39

32 * 46

32 * 69

34 * 86

36 * 42

36 * 84

39 * 62

42 * 48

43 * 68

46 * 96

48 * 63

64 * 69

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Nasir,

I have noticed you are having fun trying the MIF puzzles. That's great!

If you want to comment on a puzzle, it would be helpful if you provided a link to the puzzle so it can be found easily. At the moment I'm not following which one you are referring to.

I've noticed that the site maker always gives a solution, but does not claim it's the only one. Recently I tried a puzzle and found 8 more solutions on top of the one given. So you may well have managed the same.

Bob

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
- Registered: 2009-07-12
- Posts: 4,653

Hi Nasir;

I got exactly the same as you did (including the two given questions), and, like you, didn't include numbers with repeated digits (in the spirit of the puzzle).

I initially considered omitting questions whose incorrect copy was also one of the original questions - which would reduce the number of questions (including the two given questions) to 14 - but decided against that because Hungry Horace wouldn't have noticed the 'repeats' as he hadn't recorded the originals.

Here's a link to the puzzle: Sides Reversed Is Puzzle

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