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,
Watch out - red herring...
(In reply to re(2): Crazy for coconuts extra hint
by Steve Herman)
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s$ = "0123456789": hld$ = s
w$ = Val(Mid(s, 1, 1))
h$ = Val(Mid(s, 2, 1))
a$ = Val(Mid(s, 3, 1))
t$ = Val(Mid(s, 4, 1))
d$ = Val(Mid(s, 5, 1))
o$ = Val(Mid(s, 6, 1))
y$ = Val(Mid(s, 7, 1))
u$ = Val(Mid(s, 8, 1))
n$ = Val(Mid(s, 9, 1))
c$ = Val(Mid(s, 10, 1))
whatdo = 100000 * w + 10000 * h + 1000 * a + 100 * t + 10 * d + o
youwant = 1000000 * y + 100000 * o + 10000 * u + 1000 * w + 100 * a + 10 * n + t
coconut = 1010000 * c + 101000 * o + 100 * n + 10 * u + t
If whatdo + youwant = coconut Then
Text1.Text = Text1.Text & whatdo & Str(youwant) & Str(coconut) & crlf
Loop Until s = hld
Posted by Charlie
on 2016-12-29 10:39:38