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Simple Math? (Posted on 2003-12-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Art and Bill were sitting around the apartment they shared, playing one of their favorite drinking games--exchanging math problems.

Bill wrote down on a piece of paper the equation below, and told Art to fill in the blanks only using each of the digits 1-6 only once, to make a valid equation.
"Easy enough," said Art, picking up a pencil. After a few minutes of wracking his head, however, he was sure Bill had had a few too many. Bill insisted he hadn't, and there is actually more than one way to do it, to which Art threw up his hands in defeat.

How many ways can you find to fill in this equation using the digits one through six, once each?
___ + ___ = ___

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 3.9000 (10 votes)

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re: is this the right way? | Comment 6 of 12 |
(In reply to is this the right way? by Chase Borman)

I like your answer. With the numerators above the drawn lines, and the denominators below, it works. I see no other way.
  Posted by Dan Blume on 2003-12-31 16:20:12

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