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 How it Started (Eve Did Talk) (Posted on 2003-12-10)
Ever wonder why women talk so much? It all started with Eve, and not only did she talk, but she kept on talking forever (if only through the generations of women to come).

The following equation, in which each letter represents a different digit, shows this phenomenon as an infinitely repeating decimal:
```EVE/DID=.TALKTALKTALKTALK...
```
What number does each letter represent?

 See The Solution Submitted by DJ Rating: 4.1429 (7 votes)

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 re: Solution--not unique (computer program used this time) | Comment 2 of 7 |
(In reply to Solution (no computer program used) by Charlie)

212 / 606 = .34983498...
242 / 303 = .79867986...

are both solutions, found by:

CLS
DEFDBL A-Z
FOR e = 1 TO 9
FOR v = 0 TO 9
IF v <> e THEN
FOR d = 1 TO 9
IF d <> e AND d <> v THEN
FOR i = 0 TO 9
IF i <> d AND i <> e AND i <> v THEN
did = 101 * d + i * 10
eve = 101 * e + v * 10
talk = 9999 * eve / did
IF talk = INT(talk) AND talk > 1000 AND talk < 9999 THEN
t\$ = LTRIM\$(STR\$(e)) + LTRIM\$(STR\$(v)) + LTRIM\$(STR\$(d)) + LTRIM\$(STR\$(i))
good = 1
talk\$ = LTRIM\$(STR\$(talk))
FOR j = 1 TO 4
IF INSTR(t\$, MID\$(talk\$, j, 1)) > 0 THEN good = 0: EXIT FOR
t\$ = t\$ + MID\$(talk\$, j, 1)
NEXT
IF good THEN
PRINT eve, did, talk
END IF
END IF
END IF
NEXT
END IF
NEXT
END IF
NEXT
NEXT

 Posted by Charlie on 2003-12-10 11:29:39

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