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    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.
    Last edited by Hellfire53; March 6th 2011 at 12:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfire53 View Post
    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.

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    4 solutions? How did you come to that? Also, what solutions did you get?
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    HINT: 2 solutions total 902, 2 solutions total 982.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfire53 View Post
    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...
    Google "Alphametics"
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    Oh, an Alphametic. I see what it is but I still do not understand how to actually solve them.
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    Trial and error, plus logic...no formula...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfire53 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    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)

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