Friday, December 14, 2012

Fun Friday: Multiplication Brainteaser

Here's a brainteaser for budding mathematicians old and new.

1.  Each letter represents the same digit.
2.  Once letters have been replaced with a digit, the "math" has to work.
3.  Once a digit has been used for a letter, that digit can't be used for any other letter.

Previous similar brainteaser as a sample:
     PIG + PIG = OINK

Possible answer (there may be more than one right answer):
     P = 7, I = 4, G = 3, O = 1, N = 8, K = 6
     743 + 743 = 1,486

Try this multiplication puzzle:
    X   MY  (the "X" is a times sign and otherwise not part of the puzzle)

There may be more than one right answer for this one as well. Give it a try and let me know what you come up with.

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