# A Puzzler

1. Mar 9, 2006

### arunbg

In the following problem each distinct letters stands for a unique number from 0 - 9 .

W A V E + L E T S = L A T E R
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Can you figure what the right equation is ?

It's not nonsense and is pretty easy.

2. Mar 9, 2006

### Jimmy Snyder

9085 + 1567 = 10652

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3. Mar 9, 2006

### davee123

I have to admit, when solving this I was waiting with baited breath to see "the real message" or something. I was half-expecting that when you arranged the letters in 0-9 format, that they might spell a word or something. How cool would that be?

Like, for example: (Yes, I know this doesn't work)

HARES+RATS+GRASS+EAGLES=EGRETS+GIRLS+ANTS+RAISINS

Which, would result in:

52310+3240+93200+129610=193140+97360+2840+3270780

Which, when you arranged the numbers:

1234567890

And re-translated, you'd get:

EARTHLINGS

I'm too lazy to come up with one that works, but it'd be pretty neat!

DaveE

4. Mar 17, 2006

### Mk

Did you make that up yourself? Its pretty sweet.

5. Mar 17, 2006

### chroot

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I'd just write a program and let my computer search the dictionary for me.

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