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A Puzzler

  1. Mar 9, 2006 #1
    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. jcsd
  3. Mar 9, 2006 #2
    Answer:

    9085 + 1567 = 10652

    eom
     
  4. Mar 9, 2006 #3
    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
     
  5. Mar 17, 2006 #4

    Mk

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    Did you make that up yourself? Its pretty sweet.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2006 #5

    chroot

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

    - Warren
     
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