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Letters to digits to letters (Posted on 2017-06-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Solve the alphametic:

THIS*IS=HANDY


It was 205 42 8439 543K, was it?

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Solution computer solution Comment 1 of 1
DefDbl A-Z
Dim crlf$


Private Sub Form_Load()
 Form1.Visible = True
 
 
 Text1.Text = ""
 crlf = Chr$(13) + Chr$(10)
 
 s$ = "0123456789": h$ = s
 Do
   If Mid(s, 9, 1) < Mid(s, 10, 1) Then
     handy = Val(Left(s, 5))
     isVal = Val(Mid(s, 6, 2))
     this = 1000 * Val(Mid(s, 8, 1)) + 100 * Val(Left(s, 1)) + isVal
     If this * isVal = handy Then
       Text1.Text = Text1.Text & this & Str(isVal) & Str(handy) & crlf
     End If
   End If
   permute s
   DoEvents
 Loop Until s = h
 
 
 Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf & " done"
  
End Sub

finds

194 94 18236
389 89 34621
9304 4 37216
487 87 42369
489 89 43521
5713 13 74269

where the too-short words represent numbers with leading zeros.

The only solution without leading zeros is:

THIS IS HANDY
5713 13 74269

making the saying:

It was not an easy task, was it?

under the assumption that zero is O and 8 is E.

  Posted by Charlie on 2017-06-22 10:34:01
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