 All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars  perplexus dot info  From proverbs to alphametics (Posted on 2013-02-15) The proverbs:

The early bird catches the W1.
Where the wolf gets one W2 - he looks for another.
The best horse doesn't always win the W3 .
Better wed over the mixen than over the W4.

The alphametics:

W3+W2=W1
W3-W2=W4

The phrase "The bear came home to the wolf" uses 12 distinct letters, - three of them were not used in the alphametics.

Which three?
What digit was not used in the equations?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON No Rating Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.) re: Proverbs and alphametics don't mix??? | Comment 2 of 8 | (In reply to Proverbs and alphametics don't mix??? by Steve Herman)

Discerning the 3 letters is easy enough however the listing below was written to evaluate the two equations:
W3+W2=W1
W3-W2=W4

Unfortunately it returns a blank screen.

FOR a = 0 TO 9
IF used(a) = 0 THEN
used(a) = 1
FOR b = 0 TO 9
IF used(b) = 0 THEN
used(b) = 1
FOR c = 0 TO 9
IF used(c) = 0 THEN
used(c) = 1
FOR e = 0 TO 9
IF used(e) = 0 THEN
used(e) = 1
FOR l = 1 TO 9
IF used(l) = 0 THEN
used(l) = 1
FOR m = 1 TO 9
IF used(m) = 0 THEN
used(m) = 1
FOR o = 0 TO 9
IF used(o) = 0 THEN
used(o) = 1
FOR r = 1 TO 9
IF used(r) = 0 THEN
used(r) = 1
FOR w = 1 TO 9
IF used(w) = 0 THEN
used(w) = 1
w1 = w * 1000 + o * 100 + r * 10 + m
w2 = l * 1000 + a * 100 + m * 10 + b
w3 = r * 1000 + a * 100 + c * 10 + e
w4 = m * 1000 + o * 100 + o * 10 + r
IF w1 = w3 + w2 AND w4 = w3 - w2 THEN  REM advice in a later comment is that this assignment is incorrect.
PRINT w1; w2; w3; w4
END IF
used(w) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(r) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(o) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(m) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(l) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(e) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(c) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(b) = 0
END IF
NEXT
used(a) = 0
END IF
NEXT

Edited on February 17, 2013, 6:35 am
 Posted by brianjn on 2013-02-16 22:16:51 Please log in:

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