# Difficult, unsolved puzzle.

• Mar 5th 2011, 08:18 PM
Hellfire53
Difficult, unsolved puzzle.
Here is the puzzle.

` S V L
+ T I A
+ A G N
________
= Y I T

S=5, V>G, L>G.

Please let me know if you can solve it! So far, its been very difficult.
• Mar 5th 2011, 09:07 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfire53
Here is the puzzle.

S V L
+ T I A
+ A G N
________
Y I T

S=5, V>G, L>G.

Please let me know if you can solve it! So far, its been very difficult.

There is no unique solution, or rather there are 4 solutions.

CB
• Mar 5th 2011, 10:24 PM
Hellfire53
4 solutions? How did you come to that? Also, what solutions did you get?
• Mar 6th 2011, 12:38 AM
Wilmer
HINT: 2 solutions total 902, 2 solutions total 982.
• Mar 6th 2011, 10:13 AM
Hellfire53
How is that possible? S=5, so each solution has to be at least 500, right? So they can't add up to 902 or 982.
• Mar 6th 2011, 12:24 PM
Wilmer
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfire53
How is that possible? S=5, so each solution has to be at least 500, right? So they can't add up to 902 or 982.

Huh? You obviously do not know what kind of problem this is...
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:03 PM
Hellfire53
Oh, an Alphametic. I see what it is but I still do not understand how to actually solve them.
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:10 PM
Wilmer
Trial and error, plus logic...no formula...
• Mar 6th 2011, 07:27 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfire53
Oh, an Alphametic. I see what it is but I still do not understand how to actually solve them.

You also might like to pay attention to all the conditions given in the question, we have made a number of assumptions about what are usual side conditions.

CB
• Mar 6th 2011, 07:30 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
Trial and error, plus logic...no formula...

Deduction and logic and a small quantity of trial and error (if you discount my putting this into my Alphametic solver - which on this occasion I did not do as I had forgotten that I had written one)

CB