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What did I miss? (Posted on 2014-02-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Please solve the following alphametics:

WOMEN*MEN=PROBLEM

What digit is not used?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Solution computer solution Comment 1 of 1

DECLARE SUB permute (a$)
DEFDBL A-Z

CLS
a$ = "1234567890": h$ = a$
DO
  IF INSTR(a$, "0") > 3 THEN
    w = VAL(MID$(a$, 1, 1))
    m = VAL(MID$(a$, 2, 1))
    p = VAL(MID$(a$, 3, 1))
    o = VAL(MID$(a$, 4, 1))
    e = VAL(MID$(a$, 5, 1))
    n = VAL(MID$(a$, 6, 1))
    r = VAL(MID$(a$, 7, 1))
    b = VAL(MID$(a$, 8, 1))
    l = VAL(MID$(a$, 9, 1))
    men = 100 * m + 10 * e + n
    women = 10000 * w + 1000 * o + men
    problem = 1000000 * p + 100000 * r + 10000 * o + 1000 * b + 100 * l + 10 * e + m
    IF men * women = problem THEN
      PRINT men; "*"; women; "="; problem
    END IF
  END IF
 
  permute a$
LOOP UNTIL a$ = h$

finds

 169 * 20169 = 3408561
 
which is missing a 7.


  Posted by Charlie on 2014-02-15 15:49:39
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