Substitute each of the letters by a different digit from 0 to 9 to satisfy this system of alphametic equations. None of the numbers as well as none of the exponents contains a leading zero.
- (DID)W = FXA, and:
- (FLY)A = YLI, and:
- (LOW)O = ILT
I understand "FLY" would be (100*F)+(10*L)+Y, but how are the multiletter exponents to be read?
Does XA mean (X * A) or ((10*X) + A)? Please clarify unless this ambiguity is part of the puzzle (e.g. only one interpretation would have a solution).
This depends upon the conventions in use for alphametics, which are not standardized. (In any case, rather large exponents! -- perhaps best left to those with Mathematica.)