If I assume that each of 7, 8 and 4 must appear in the solution to the alphametic, I get the following possible solutions for 7844$:
Of those, it looks like only two could make common English words, TELL$ and TUMM$. So the $ could be an S or a Y?
If I drop the assumption that all of 4, 7, and 8 must appear in the alphametic solution, then there are more possibilities, but that just makes the problem way too ambiguous. For example, we could have:
27 * 256 + 691 = 7603
but then all we'd know about 7844$ is that it was T _ _ _ _.
Posted by tomarken
on 2014-06-06 14:46:56