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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?
___ + ___ = ___

  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).

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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtsre:so many othersAdy TZIDON2010-05-17 11:13:21
an answerDej Mar2009-06-12 23:22:41
Im LostPoliahu2004-02-09 15:32:16
re: Null Author?Tristan2004-01-04 17:16:50
QuestionNull Author?Richard2004-01-03 19:18:04
No Subject2004-01-02 22:38:51
re: is this the right way?Dan Blume2003-12-31 16:20:12
re: my solutionrerun1412003-12-30 21:14:34
my solutionLou2003-12-30 20:41:22
SolutionsolutionCharlie2003-12-30 15:35:27
re: is this the right way?DJ2003-12-30 15:25:37
Solutionis this the right way?Chase Borman2003-12-30 12:54:47
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