Re: Arithmetic Puzzle (so simple it's hard)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71341] Re: Arithmetic Puzzle (so simple it's hard)*From*: "xarnaudx at gmail.com" <xarnaudx at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:44:05 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ejc4pv$6nf$1@smc.vnet.net>

i'm not familiar with mathematica yet but simply rewriting the problem in the following equation helps: ( 100 B + 10 U + T ) ( 100 A + 10 S + K ) = 10^4 F + 10^3 E + 10^2 A + 10 S + T and specifying that: B,A,F are in {1...9} U,T,S,K,E are in {0...9} ...for the precise technical commands to type, i don't know cheers