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Why did she do it? (Posted on 2012-04-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
If MAY*YAM=LEG*GEL and "$" stands for any letter, what can the following sentence mean?
61 2$$3 37$$ 67

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A computer program gave 24 separate results for:
MAY * YAM = LEG * GEL.

The sentence 61 2$$3 37$$ 67 uses only 5 distinct digits whilst the equation has 6.
These are the only sets from which 5 distinct values can be drawn:

M= 1 A= 5 Y= 6              G= 2 E= 7 L= 3       
M= 1 A= 5 Y= 6              G= 3 E= 7 L= 2     
M= 2 A= 7 Y= 3              G= 1 E= 5 L= 6       
M= 2 A= 7 Y= 3              G= 6 E= 5 L= 1       
M= 3 A= 7 Y= 2              G= 1 E= 5 L= 6       
M= 3 A= 7 Y= 2              G= 6 E= 5 L= 1      
M= 6 A= 5 Y= 1              G= 2 E= 7 L= 3      
M= 6 A= 5 Y= 1              G= 3 E= 7 L= 2      

61 2$$3 37$$ 67.
Using the letters corresponding to letters above 61 and 67 are MY and ME. And further substitution offers:
MY G$$L LE$$ ME.

Clearly the second word is 'girl'.  I derived "Left" for the third.  Now, if "My girl left me" I cannot decide why she did whatever she did.




  Posted by brianjn on 2012-04-19 20:12:34

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