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- Created by @Absolutely_Agent on 26 Apr '03

@DoReMe
1

Posted 13 Dec '03

ppl interested in such puzzles or brain teasers as they are called visit http://www.brainvista.com/bv/index.php
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ppl interested in such puzzles or brain teasers as they are called visit http://www.brainvista.com/bv/index.php

@M_A_V_E_R_I_C_K
8

Posted 28 Apr '03

well abt the cryptarithmetic problem - if its a single question u can conveniently leave the question - on the other hand if u hv been taking part in RMO/IMOs and remember the answer - then its ur day - but then if its a caselet with 5-10 diff questins based on it and its variants - u wud be well...

well abt the cryptarithmetic problem - if its a single question u can conveniently leave the question - on the other hand if u hv been taking part in RMO/IMOs and remember the answer - then its ur day - but then if its a caselet with 5-10 diff questins based on it and its variants - u wud be well advised to solve such questions - also the choices will help u a lot while solving such qs - also 55 helps a lot here to solve it quickly

and guys - heres a good index of puzzles -

http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/puzzles/puzzindx.htm

and guys - heres a good index of puzzles -

http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/puzzles/puzzindx.htm

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@shub001
27

Posted 28 Apr '03

Are you sure these kinds of probleme dont come in CAT?? How do you know?

Are you sure these kinds of probleme dont come in CAT?? How do you know?

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Anil Gorti
@MavericK
3.2
k

Posted 27 Apr '03

> How much time did u take s_b? Is there any rule or a formula where we could do it within a minute?
this wont be asked in CAT 2003 anyway...so take ur own time to solve the problems ::

How much time did u take s_b? Is there any rule or a formula where we could do it within a minute?

this wont be asked in CAT 2003 anyway...so take ur own time to solve the problems

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@hirsat

Posted 27 Apr '03

How much time did u take s_b? Is there any rule or a formula where we could do it within a minute?
hirsat

How much time did u take s_b? Is there any rule or a formula where we could do it within a minute?

hirsat

hirsat

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@Absolutely_Agent
4

Posted 27 Apr '03

your answer is correct
see if the below given solution helps the thinking process
As SOTTISES contains eight letters and HOROSCOPE nine, we have S is smaller than 2. As S is not zero, we get S=1. As SOTTISES ends with 1, HOROSCOPE ends with 5. So E = 5 and we have the last three digits of ...

your answer is correct

see if the below given solution helps the thinking process

As SOTTISES contains eight letters and HOROSCOPE nine, we have S is smaller than 2. As S is not zero, we get S=1. As SOTTISES ends with 1, HOROSCOPE ends with 5. So E = 5 and we have the last three digits of SOTTISES; multiplying them by 55, we obtain the last three digits of HOROSCOPE, which are P=0 and O=3. Having now the first two digits of SOTTISES, we find easily H=7. The available digits are 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9. If T=6, we find (with SOTT x 55) O=5, contradicting O=3. We then have T=2 or 4. But, with the samecalculation, T=2 implies R=7, and H is already 7. So T=4. As SOTT x 55=1344 x 55 = 73920, R=9. The remaining digits are easily found, and the complete solution is thus: P=0, S=1, I=2, O=3, T=4, E=5, H=7, C=8 and R=9, such that 13442515 x 55 = 739318305.

see if the below given solution helps the thinking process

As SOTTISES contains eight letters and HOROSCOPE nine, we have S is smaller than 2. As S is not zero, we get S=1. As SOTTISES ends with 1, HOROSCOPE ends with 5. So E = 5 and we have the last three digits of SOTTISES; multiplying them by 55, we obtain the last three digits of HOROSCOPE, which are P=0 and O=3. Having now the first two digits of SOTTISES, we find easily H=7. The available digits are 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9. If T=6, we find (with SOTT x 55) O=5, contradicting O=3. We then have T=2 or 4. But, with the samecalculation, T=2 implies R=7, and H is already 7. So T=4. As SOTT x 55=1344 x 55 = 73920, R=9. The remaining digits are easily found, and the complete solution is thus: P=0, S=1, I=2, O=3, T=4, E=5, H=7, C=8 and R=9, such that 13442515 x 55 = 739318305.

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@hirsat

Posted 27 Apr '03

Hey s_b,
This is the answer,
S=1
I=2
O=3
T=4
E=5
H=7
C=8
R=9
P=0
But the sad part is :disappointed: I solved it in the conventional way...took almost half an hour.
Cya
hirsat

Hey s_b,

This is the answer,

S=1

I=2

O=3

T=4

E=5

H=7

C=8

R=9

P=0

But the sad part is I solved it in the conventional way...took almost half an hour.

Cya

hirsat

This is the answer,

S=1

I=2

O=3

T=4

E=5

H=7

C=8

R=9

P=0

But the sad part is

Cya

hirsat

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@Absolutely_Agent
4

Posted 26 Apr '03

SOTTISES
* 55
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HOROSCOPE
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In this alphametic, each letter represents a different digit between 0 and 9, and S is not zero. Find the unique solution.

SOTTISES

* 55

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HOROSCOPE

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In this alphametic, each letter represents a different digit between 0 and 9, and S is not zero. Find the unique solution.

* 55

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HOROSCOPE

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In this alphametic, each letter represents a different digit between 0 and 9, and S is not zero. Find the unique solution.

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