What would you prefer to own: a coconut plantation or a patented technology (a.k.a. knowhow) to produce canned food from all such plantations in your country?
Assume that money-wise both offers are equal.
C. replied - coconut and K. choose the knowhow.
The philantropist then gave both of them two hours to solve the following alphametics :
You are hired by the natives to help one of them or both(your choice), your dollar fee being 1.6% of the higher summand, 11% of the lower or both, (provided you submit correct solution(s)before the time expires).
Your time limit is 100 minutes - define your strategy (which alphametic to solve first, software or not etc.) and post both the solution and the amount of time spent, ....starting NOW
Watch out - red herring...