Math Puzzle of the Month October 7, 2006Posted by Sacha in Mathematics.
Here is a fun puzzle that I hope math geeks and non-math geeks can both enjoy. It is a Crytarithm, which, according to the math department at UW (where I stole this from) explains:
“A crytarithm is a math puzzle where every letter stands for a digit. Distinct letters stand for distinct digits.”
Here are the letters:
TWO + THREE + THREE = EIGHT
I just finished solving it this evening. I’ll post my solution after Monday. This puzzle is being used by the math dept for their challenge of the week, so I wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone, but after Monday I’d love to see anyone else’s method. I’m wonder if there is a more efficient way to solve it than what I did (as I suspect there is).
I think it would be fun to post a different puzzle every month, so hopefully I will keep this up.