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 Bartender to his apprentice: (Posted on 2013-03-26)
"Get the proof of his age, Joe".

Insert the 4 bold words into alphametic equations:

(I) W1+W2=W3
(II) W1-W2=W4

in such an order that there will be a unique set of non-zero digits (each distinct letter representing a distinct digit) fitting as a solution.

Which digits represent the nine letters a,e, ...t?

REM: I've built this puzzle bottom-up, so there might be solutions different from mine - unlikely, but always welcome.

 See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON No Rating

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This is in error:

I don't quite recall exactly what Charlie commented in the queue but I discern two solutions where "his" in both cases differs by exactly 50, one of which is 265.

Had "Joe" been replaced with "Tom" there would have been one solution but that would have admitted zero:
Get + His = Age
806 + 174 = 980
Get - His = Tom
806 - 174 = 632

Edited on March 26, 2013, 11:56 pm
 Posted by brianjn on 2013-03-26 21:01:25

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