Consider the sum of the digits in each row. Is there a setting of the odometer that results in the sum of each row being the same?
If not, what's the best we can do? Let's define "best" as a setting where difference between the smallest sum and largest sum is minimized. What's the smallest odometer reading that achieves this minimum difference, and what is the difference value?
Finally, if we drop the "smallest odometer reading" requirement, then other than permutations of the wheels and rotations of the entire wheel set, how many distinct solutions are there? Or is this solution unique?