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Harmless? (Posted on 2014-03-26) Difficulty: 4 of 5
If

VAIN*FLOAT=INDOLENT

then
explain the meaning of the following expressions:

1. 4937 352 26180

2. R932Y 08 R877


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Solution computer solution | Comment 1 of 2

DECLARE SUB permute (a$)
CLS
DEFDBL A-Z
a$ = "1234567890": h$ = a$
PRINT " vain", " float", " indolent"
DO
  IF INSTR(a$, "0") > 3 THEN
    v = VAL(MID$(a$, 1, 1))
    f = VAL(MID$(a$, 2, 1))
    i = VAL(MID$(a$, 3, 1))
    a = VAL(MID$(a$, 4, 1))
    n = VAL(MID$(a$, 5, 1))
    l = VAL(MID$(a$, 6, 1))
    o = VAL(MID$(a$, 7, 1))
    t = VAL(MID$(a$, 8, 1))
    d = VAL(MID$(a$, 9, 1))
    e = VAL(MID$(a$, 10, 1))
  END IF
  vain = 1000 * v + 100 * a + 10 * i + n
  float = 10000 * f + 1000 * l + 100 * o + 10 * a + t
  indolent = 10000000 * i + 1000000 * n + 100000 * d + 10000 * o + 1000 * l + 100 * e + 10 * n + t
  IF vain * float = indolent THEN PRINT vain, float, indolent
  permute a$
LOOP UNTIL a$ = h$

finds

 vain          float         indolent
 1365          47830         65287950
 
 1.    feal and divot
       4937 352 26180
 


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    R932Y 08 R877
   


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  Posted by Charlie on 2014-03-26 21:16:50
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