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Skill or food? (Posted on 2016-12-28) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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 :

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    
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Hints/Tips re: Crazy for coconuts extra hint | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to Crazy for coconuts by Steve Herman)

Bravo for deciding  to ignore the 11-digit equation (both solvers)!-

however-Ch!- with such amount of spare time you could (and still can)
to debug the coconut equation, solve it and increase your consultation fee (by what amount?) - if you so inclined -go for it!

  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2016-12-28 16:36:58
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