Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 09:24:43 EST
We are trying to solve what SHOULD BE a simple 7th grade problem and have run into a wall.
It is an addition problem. Each particular letter represents the same digit. We are looking for what number "B" represents. We have tried a multitude of solutions and have come up empty.
Can you help.
The sum of 4 D's has a remainder of A when divided by 10 but and A is 1 or 2. But 1 does not appear in the remainder row in the table above so A must be 2.
Since A=2 the sum of four A's is 8 and E is a one digit number, the carry from the column of B's must be 0 or 1. Thus B cannot be larger than 4.
What remains now is to show that there is a choice for C and D that solves the puzzle.
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