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By logical deduction without guessing: From clues 1 and 2: Clue 3: So we now have: Clue #4:


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Hints: 3548 - 2 correct digits, but only 1 in the right place 4860 - 1 correct digit, but in the wrong place 2356 - 3 correct digits, but only 1 in the right place 2584 - 2 correct digits and in their place One possible number is therefore


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Frequency approach


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Detailed reasoning associated to Shahriar Mahmud Sajid's answer 69172 - One digit is correct and in the right place 38512 - Two digits are correct but in the wrong place 45286 - Two digits are correct but in the wrong place.


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I don't understand why the creator of the answer before deleted their post - It was correct as far as I can tell:


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I assumed positive digits only and did not consider a zero (not shown as in use). 7 is absent. It would contribute 4 to the total score of 6 requiring either 5 or 6 (which appear only once) clashing with Guess 3, or 2, 3, 4 or 8 padding with repeats. All these lead to contradictions when present with 7. 9 is absent. It would contribute 3 to the total. It ...


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