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alphametics Quantitative

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.
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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 wel...
Are you sure these kinds of probleme dont come in CAT?? How do you know?
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?
hirsat
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 S...
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