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 Simple Math? (Posted on 2003-12-30)
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?
```___ + ___ = ___
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 Submitted by DJ Rating: 3.9000 (10 votes) Solution: (Hide) ```43 + 12 = 65 41 + 25 = 36 35 + 14 = 62 ``` Other more trivial solutions involving large powers of 1, such as 1534 + 2 = 3, 5 + 1324 = 6, and so on, can be found. Exponential solutions of this type are the only possible answers without adding other symbols (fractions, etc).

 Subject Author Date re:so many others Ady TZIDON 2010-05-17 11:13:21 an answer Dej Mar 2009-06-12 23:22:41 Im Lost Poliahu 2004-02-09 15:32:16 re: Null Author? Tristan 2004-01-04 17:16:50 Null Author? Richard 2004-01-03 19:18:04 No Subject 2004-01-02 22:38:51 re: is this the right way? Dan Blume 2003-12-31 16:20:12 re: my solution rerun141 2003-12-30 21:14:34 my solution Lou 2003-12-30 20:41:22 solution Charlie 2003-12-30 15:35:27 re: is this the right way? DJ 2003-12-30 15:25:37 is this the right way? Chase Borman 2003-12-30 12:54:47

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