I have replaced each of the 0 to 9
digits by one of the letters appearing in the English word for that letter.
Trying to decode the multiplication data below, please remember that while Z
should clearly be replaced by 6
,- a string like OOO
might represent any of the 4^3 =64
combinations since four digits (0,1,2, and 4 )
contain the letter O
in the corresponding word.
Bear in mind that any digit might be represented by distinct letters e.g. 5
might be F
in one place and V
Still, I KNOW my question is solvable and there is probably only one solution.
Should I err – please post all possible combinations complying with:
Clearly - no leading zeroes.
(In reply to re: spoiler
by Ady TZIDON)
1--Assigned W=2 by inspection.
2--I in WIT is 5,6,8,9. R in ORE is 0,3,4. R=0 makes EEE all zeros and R=4 gives 4 digits so R=3.
3--T in WIT is 2,3,8. With R=3, only T=3 makes R*WIT have an E in last position.
4--So WIT is 253,263,283,293 and O in ORE has to be 4 to make O*WIT 4 digits long. But 4*293=1172 doesn't fit OOOW, 3*283=849 doesn't fit EEE,and no possible E*263 gives WWVN=22VN. However 9*253=2277 does the trick and the rest is just checking.
Posted by xdog
on 2013-08-26 00:39:13