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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: Null Author? | Comment 9 of 12 |
(In reply to Null Author? by Richard)

Interesting... I think it must have been the same thing that sometimes causes comments to disappear, though I've never seen the author disappear, just the title and comment.

I suppose the anonymous person's solution is in base 8? Lowering the base number works well.
  Posted by Tristan on 2004-01-04 17:16:50

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