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Japanese Numbering (Posted on 2003-09-21) Difficulty: 5 of 5
Find the number n such that the following alphanumeric equation:
   KYOTO
   KYOTO
 + KYOTO
   TOKYO
has a solution in the base-n number system.

(Each letter in the equation denotes a digit in this system, and different letters denote different digits)

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
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Some Thoughts Great Puzzle Comment 22 of 22 |
(In reply to 'The Interested Reader' by Charley)

I have since independently verified that the value of n ( the base is 9); and there are precisely four solutions

 KYOTO = 13040, 16050, 23070, 26080.

Yes, truly a great puzzle.


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-09 04:57:43
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