(In reply to

Is this it? by Charlie)

My solution of the modified post.

Charlie,

The puzzle, the way it is written, has exactly 0 (zero) solutions .

If none of the consonants in the alphametic is precluded of

representing any digit less than 3 , **there is no solution**.

I was aware that coping with this restriction is not

possible and therefore I've tried to word the problem differently to concur with the number of possible solutions, given as **864.**

If any solution is found then for the WEB PANDIT (using zero and 8 other digits ) and the said solution fits both alphametics- then there are 6 permutations due to the order of sumands, 6 due to the order within the units, 2 for the tens – zero staying in the middle- and the last 2 for switching between the results 1**2 and 2**1. So 6*6*6*2*2=216*4=864.

I understand that you were trying to solve a modified interpretation looking for a generic solution and checking the number of variation it generates. Then you have stopped, printed your result and noted what interpretation of the distorted text it satisfies.

You never tried to find other solution satisfying the same interpretation.

You titled your endeavor "Is it this?", and rightly so because **it is not.**

Your generic solution is based on** vowels 7,0,4** , consonants(all the remaining digits s except the digit 1),and the 1^{st} line sum of 1232. while the additional generic , yielding the same result is based on **vowels 8,0,3, a**nd the same set of consonants (all except 1),

For those not understanding the lingo I enclose both generic samples, yielding 1232 and 2321 for the 1^{st} and 2nd alphametic equations, using the same assumptions Ch. did.

Ch: VOWELS AIO {0,4,7} CONSONANTS WTP {2,3,6} & DBN {5,8,9} digit 1 not used

**Sample 609 + 378 + 245=1232 **

and 906+873+542=2321

** **

Ady: VOWELS AIO {0,3,8} CONSONANTS WTP {2,4,5} & DBN {6,7,9} digit 1 not used

**Sample 539 + 487+ 206=1232**

and 935+784+602=2321

**I also verified absence of other solutions so basically there are only 2 different generic solutions, bringing the total of solutions (2 generic sol)*(864 variations / generic sol)= 1728 different sets of solutions.**

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Here I am going to interrupt my writing ,will revise my text to minimize typos and after short coffee break will present my train of thought for solving manually (p&p, hand calculator and brain).

Rem: to get few samples sets try:

wed+tab+pin=1232;

dew+bat+nip=2321;

w+d+t+b+p+n=33;

i=0; a+e=11

Will continue later.

rem: Edited: CH s.b. Ady and vice versa in the sample solutions.

*Edited on ***November 25, 2013, 3:38 am**