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 Skill or food? (Posted on 2016-12-28)
In one of the 3rd world countries two natives C. and K. encountered a visiting philanthropist who proposed the following offer:
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 :
i: WHATDO+YOUWANT=COCONUTS
ii: WHATDO+YOUWANT=KNOWHOW

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...

 No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON No Rating

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 Crazy for coconuts | Comment 2 of 5 |
I stopped after 1.5 minutes, when I noticed that COCONUTS was impossible.  When a six digit and 7 digit number sum to an 8 digit number, the 8 digit number must start with 10.  But if O = 0, then O + T cannot equal S.

I see that charlie noticed that the first alphametic has 11 different characters.  We could let T and S represent the same number, but I trust that Ady wouldn't do that to us.

 Posted by Steve Herman on 2016-12-28 13:51:40

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