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Rock n' roll alphametic (Posted on 2010-03-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Substitute each of the small letters by a different digit from 0 to 9 to satisfy this set of alphametic relationships. None of the numbers can contain any leading zero.

(elvis)*a + presley + 1935 + 1977 + p = ppppppp, and:

play is divisible by 17

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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re: Play and 17 Comment 4 of 4 |
(In reply to Play and 17 by Jim Keneipp)


The second clue (PLAY evenly divisible by 17) shortens the process if approaching by brute force (nine variables, nine loops): I tested possible values for P,L,A,Y before the other 5 loops, and also stopped when I found a first solution (since there should only be a unique answer) instead of checking for further solutions.  Elvis was always age 17 (if that) to his followers. 


  Posted by ed bottemiller on 2010-03-09 14:04:19
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