If a, b, and c are different numerals between 1 and 9 (inclusive), and
aaaaaa = b * c * bc * (c+cb) * (c+b+b) * (cb),
what are a, b, and c?
Note: Adjacent numerals are multidigit numbers made of those numerals, not the product; i.e., if m=2 and n=3, then mn=23.
(In reply to
Solution by Sir Percivale)
Sorry, but what is P&P?
I tried solving it with a C compiler, but didn't obtain an answer. I reduced the equation to the following:
a*111111 = b*c*(10*b+c)*(2*c+b)*(c+2*b)*(cb)
is this correct?
Thank you.

Posted by Bruno
on 20050927 00:54:26 