I'm not sure my thread title accurately describes my request, but here it is anyway.
I want to somehow turn the numbers in 2 dates into another date or even just the third year.
The dates I want to manipulate are 26 April 1902 and 19 May 2012 together or 19 May 2012 on its own and the target dates is either 6 August 1875 or just 1875.
I've tried dropping the centuries and going with 26.4.02 and 19.5.12, but my limited ability can't get me there.
The closest I've come up so far with is 1888 and that's just using one date: 19 x 5 x 20 - 12.
Can this be bettered?
It's a nonsense, I know, but thanks for even looking.
PS Is there a name for a puzzle like this?