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Bartender to his apprentice: (Posted on 2013-03-26) Difficulty: 4 of 5
"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.

  Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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The way it is worded, there is no unique set of 9 digits, there are 4 distimct solutions, depending on words' order.
If the unused digit had been 9 the answer would have been unique: ask+joe=his 652 132 784 520 , without 9.
For more details see Charlie's post.

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  Subject Author Date
re: solutionsCharlie2013-03-27 09:47:53
SolutionsolutionsDej Mar2013-03-27 04:16:28
re: No real spoiler -big errors.brianjn2013-03-26 23:58:31
Solutionre: No real spoiler (now a spoiler)Charlie2013-03-26 22:49:13
No real spoilerbrianjn2013-03-26 21:01:25
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