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Questions tagged [alphametic]

Alphametic puzzles involve equations where numbers have been replaced with letters.

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Adding up numbers in Portuguese is strange

My friend from Portugal said that 2 + 2 is 8 in Portuguese. And he could prove it. I did not understand it at first. But then he showed me the following equation: ...
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Of course, *I* could solve this easily

Question: What do you think about music? Encoded below is part of one of my favorite songs. Rejoice, as the key to decrypt it is a common pattern. The type of thing you might see everyday. You should ...
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Three Visual Puzzles

I'm designing a puzzle game, and am trying to play-test some concepts. Can you solve these? 108153767833 = A + B + C. What are the components and why? Note for C: As a hint to correct an oversight, ...
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No spanish required

Each letter represents a digit, so what is Mucho and Poco (although who's to say?) ...
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$109088$ as sum of $3$ palindromes

One can write the number $109088$ as the sum of two palindromic numbers as follows: $$109088 = 99199 + 9889$$ Note that the numbers on the right are both palindromes (read the same left to right as ...
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K, L, M, K, L, M, … what is the pattern? It is not what you first think

Everyone knows the J Family. It is the family where the names of the three sons and three daughters of Mr and Mrs Jameson each start with the letter J. Three Boys: Jordan; Jasper; ...
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Endless investigation for ultimate truth

An alphametic puzzle containing 42. Don't panic although this is so big. Note that it contains the decimal point and thus several * must be 0. Here's an ascii version for easier editing: * ...
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What is his phone number?

Edit One day when you are watching your neighbor's dogs (one named Morse and the other named "nag a ram") the dog starts to have problems. Nag a ram will not stop crying/yelping and looks sad, so you ...
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How do I solve this odd puzzle?

I need help. Try to solve this puzzle. It's a blend of mathematics and words. The goal of word math problems is to assign each letter an integer value, 0-9. An example is below. Example: ...
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CITEMAHPLA Reverse Alphametic

Attempt at a Reverse Alphametic puzzle with a mathematically correct equation: 68053 + 2531 = 70584 Replace all the numbers with English letters (same number: same letter, so totally 9 separate ...
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What are these numbers?

A simple (I think) alphametic puzzle $\small{MADMEN = (M+A+D+M+E+N)^{((M+E+N) - (M+A+D))}}$ M,A,D,E,N are different (no repeats) positive integers between 0 and 9 and of course the 2 Ms are the ...
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Sum of three six digit numbers

This puzzle is a variation of a 3 digit addition puzzle I saw recently. A , B , and C are positive integers between 0 and 9. A,B and C are different integers Six digit numbers formed using A,B and ...
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How many answers are there to this alphametic?

If you take a problem of the form: abc +def ---- ghij where each letter must be replaced by a different digit (that is, all digits, 0-9 must be used once), how ...
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Decipher this puzzle

This is my riddle for you, to solve it you need to decipher the letters to digits: j m b k + n h s m --------- n h b m t the following rules must apply: ...
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1 crossword and 2 connected alphametic (more clues)

Rules : Solve the Crossword. The words can be written backward (example zebra -> arbez) After finishing the crossword, solve the alphametics. The crossword is only uses 10 letters. Each letter ...
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Archaeological alphametic

Enigmarchaeologists uncovered an ancient Roman precursor to our familiar, and comparatively dignified,   SEND + MORE = MONEY  alphametic.   ...
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Scottish Letter Equation

The following puzzle is from a Scottish mathematical competition and has been posed at the Jordanhill school in Glasgow: A shop sells letter signs, and the price of every letter is an integer number ...
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One year celebration

I've got notified a few days ago from PSE that my account on this website is 1 year old. So I thought about celebrating it (or commemorating it, because you all made me addicted to this) with a puzzle ...
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Long Division Logic Problem

I know some of you enjoy some good math logic problems (Myself included) here is one I had fun with that took me a bit of time to solve. The A in these numbers is a number 0-9, it is the same number ...
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Factoring puzzle

I have an amazing puzzle that should be a little difficult even for you awesome puzzlers. $(ab)^c = def × ghij$ where each letter stands for a number from 0 to 9 (inclusive). Each digit must be ...
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Alphametic puzzle for year 2017

In east Asia 2017 is the year of a rooster. $$ABCD=\left(A \times CA^A + \frac{C}{D} \right) \times D$$
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A Page of Puzzling

I found this puzzle page from a newspaper and found it absolutely confounding. The sudoku had question marks and other things all over it, the logic puzzle made no sense, the cryptic crossword was ...
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Arrange numbers to 3 different math operations

Replace letters with numbers 1 to 9, so the 3 operations below are equals. Each letter represents one unique number. $$\frac{ab}{c} = de \times f = gh - i$$
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Solve XAB + YZCD = ZEXY

Replace each letter with a digit between 1 and 8 to make the equation $XAB + YZCD = ZEXY$ true. Each letter represents a different digit. Bonus question: How many solutions are there in total?
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An alphametic cryptogram with clues

At college you know your roommate is reading books about cryptography. When looking at his journal you see the following entries. You decide to figure out the code and follow him around for a few ...
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Does AAA+BBB+CCC+DDD=ABCD have a solution for distinct digits A,B,C,D?

I was asked to solve the following sum: AAA BBB CCC DDD -------- ABCD What I managed to found is that ...
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ENLIST+SILENT+LISTEN = ANAGRAM

An anagram is direct word switch or word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once Solve this ...
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A × SILENT + LISTEN = ANAGRAM

An anagram is direct word switch or word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once Solve this ...
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Alphametic with modulo

Solve this alphametic $ABCDEFG$ $mod$ $(A×B×C×D×E×F×G) = 0$ example : $ABCDE$ $mod$ $(A×B×C×D×E) = 0$ $13248$ $mod$ $(1×3×2×4×8) = 0$ Note : Do not replace any letter with 0. Each letter ...
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Multiply 2 palindromic alphametics to make a pandigital number

There are some different definitions of pandigital numbers, so to avoid misinterpretation, lets use this definition: Pandigital numbers (pandigit) are numbers containing the digits 0-9, where each ...
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Alphametic as protest #2

Riddles for all. Since my latest alphametic as protest got a good feedback but my riddle as protest did not, I decided to stick to what works and added a new alphametic as a protest for the riddle ...
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Alphametic as protest

This is my (constructive) way of protesting the new sandbox for riddles. It's a simple alphametic. You know the rules. Each letter is a unique digit. The leading digits cannot be 0 (zero). If you ...
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PUZZLE WORLD alphametic

I have tried to solve this but I can't. Does somebody know the answer? Ref: Puzzle World, Ed. Nob Yoshigahara and Richard Bozulich, Ishi Press, Summer 1992, Pilot Edition.
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The Football Murder Mystery [duplicate]

"THE COACH IS DEAD". That's the news buzzing around the country. There always was a sort of hatred towards the coach after he failed to guide the Team into the Olympics in football even after ...
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A complicated puzzle

Can you solve this complicated puzzle? Please post the secret word, and the explanation in your answer. Hint: Hint #2:
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Puzzle of Alphabet addition

This is an alphametic - Each of the alphabets in the below represents a unique digit in base 10 such that the following representation holds true. ...
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Coke alphametic

The only thing I love more than Coke is numbers divisible by 73. I claim I have found a unique assignment of distinct digits $0,1,...,9$ to the symbols $ C, O, L,$ and $A$ such that $73$ divides the ...
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Numbers = letters 2.0

SIX + SEVEN + SEVEN = TWENTY This is a standard alphametic, no hidden rules. (An alphametic is a puzzle in which every letter corresponds to exactly one number, ...
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Letters = numbers

$ABAC + DBAC = ECFFC$ Each letter represents one number from 0-9. Every number is represented by only one letter. Find all the numbers used in the puzzle. There are multiple answers to this puzzle. ...
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Finger the digit

Officials acquired two anonymized self texts by the G Gang member known as i, and hope these will help you identify ...
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An alphametic for Nikolai Gogol

"Diary of a Madman" (Russian: Записки сумасшедшего, Zapiski sumasshedshevo) is a short story by Nikolai Gogol. MAD * MAN = ASYLUM Which digit does each ...
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An alphametic for René Descartes

The best known philosophical statement by René Descartes is "Cogito ergo sum" (French: Je pense, donc je suis; English: I think, therefore I am). ...
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Alice and Bob Alphametic

Let me tell you a story about Alice and Bob. When they are together it's all fun and games, we know that. But what happens when they are not together? I'll tell you. Alice has an odd feeling. It might ...
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Geographic alphametic riddle with European flags

Every letter stands for a digit in base-10 representation, different letters stand for different digits, and leading digits are always non-zero. $\quad$ PLUS $\quad$ $\quad$ IS EQUAL TO $\quad$ ...
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Alphametic between Kennedy and Nixon

Every letter stands for a digit in base-10 representation, different letters stand for different digits, and leading digits are always non-zero. ...
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Not MONEY but GIFT alphametic

There is a well-known alphametic story where a poor college student sends a telegram with the words "SEND MORE MONEY" to his parents, asking for more money, and asking to fill in each letter with a ...
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Alphametic twins

Every letter (in left and right summation) stands for a digit in base-10 representation, different letters stand for different digits, and leading digits are always non-zero. ...
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A condemning alphametic

Every question mark and every letter stands for a base-10 digit Different letters stand for different digits Question marks are placeholders and stand for arbitrary digits (such digits also may occur ...
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Bad grammar alphametic

Every question mark and every letter stands for a base-10 digit Different letters stand for different digits Question marks are placeholders and stand for arbitrary digits (such digits also may occur ...
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Aptitude Asked in CSIR Exam

How to solve this: If $$D+I+M=1501$$ $$C+I+V+I+L=157$$ $$L+I+V+I+D=557$$ $$C+I+V+I+C=207$$ What Is $V+I+M=?$ Stuck at this! Please help.