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3402 02 N1 509 873 (Posted on 2012-11-23) Difficulty: 4 of 5
3456 movie 6387 does not need to 9781 about her drinking habits - everyone knows she drinks whiskey a 1212 .
In the above text the bold-font words (w1,w2,w3,w4) are represented by the 9 non-zero digits - each digit for a certain letter.
Now solve the alphametics if:
W3+W1=W4
W3-W1=W2 .


and find the title of this puzzle.

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re: TRUE! (Spoiler) Comment 3 of 3 |
(In reply to TRUE! (Spoiler) by Steve Herman)

(Consider my opening comment in light of this as well)
The words needed to be solved are:
3456 6387 9781 and 1212 with seem to mean
THIS STAR BRAG and GOGO in the context.

This table, based upon the above values does not generate a comprehendible title:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  G O T H I S R A B

3 4 0 2 0 2 N 1 5 0 9 8 7 3
T H . O . O N G I . B A R T

3 4 5 6   6 3 8 7  9 7 8 1  1 2 1 2
T H I S   S T A R  B R A G  G O G O
   W1       w2       w3        w4



This table, given by Steve to generate the title would seem flawed
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9                            
I O S T H B S R A G                            
                                                                
3 4 0 2 0 2 N 1 5 0 9 8 7 3
T H I S I S N O B I G A R T
brag+star

BRAG + THIS = GOGO
BRAG - THIS = STAR

The solution to these alphametics is

5789 + 3402 = 9191
5789 - 3402 = 2387

In my first comment I mentioned earlier documentation which related to a program, much like that below, and know that I found discrepancies.
This time around I used the letters from the 4 words as parameters in the program.

It yields:
this = 3402, star = 2387, brag = 5789 and gogo = 9191 as being the only values for that equation set.

The essence of this problem then was to firstly deduce the four words.
The more difficult part was then to dismiss the values initial given and reassign new values to the letters so that the equations held.

The program listing:
FOR t = 0 TO 9
IF used(t) = 0 THEN
used(t) = 1
FOR h = 0 TO 9
IF used(h) = 0 THEN
used(h) = 1
FOR i = 0 TO 9
IF used(i) = 0 THEN
used(i) = 1
FOR s = 0 TO 9
IF used(s) = 0 THEN
used(s) = 1
FOR b = 0 TO 9
IF used(b) = 0 THEN
used(b) = 1
FOR r = 0 TO 9
IF used(r) = 0 THEN
used(r) = 1
FOR a = 0 TO 9
IF used(a) = 0 THEN
used(a) = 1
FOR g = 0 TO 9
IF used(g) = 0 THEN
used(g) = 1
FOR o = 0 TO 9
IF used(o) = 0 THEN
used(o) = 1
this = t * 1000 + h * 100 + i * 10 + s
star = s * 1000 + t * 100 + a * 10 + r
brag = 1000 * b + 100 * r + 10 * a + g
gogo = 1000 * g + 100 * o + 10 * g + o

IF gogo = brag + this AND star = brag - this THEN
  PRINT "this"; this; "star"; star; "brag"; brag; "gogo"; gogo
END IF

used(o) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(g) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(a) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(r) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(b) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(s) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(i) = 0
END IF
used(h) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(t) = 0
END IF
NEXT

 
  Posted by brianjn on 2012-11-27 01:36:40

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