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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:20 PM
Deflate the Professor! That is, reduce the possibilities to (81x109)0.
Because any number raised to the power of zero is one, the reader's task is to discover the unique reconstruction of the problem. The 8 is in the correct position above the line, making it the third digit of a five-digit answer. The problem is easier than it looks, yielding readily to a few elementary insights.
Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:36 PM
When we have to drop down a second digit to continue the division, that gives us a zero in the answer. I started with this and came up with the following answer:
Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:09 PM
Donjar's and a few other's reply is also correct. And so is mine, I think. Since the puzzle states to find an unique answer, not sure if that's correct?
Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:03 PM
Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:11 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:05 AM
Edited by marsupialsoup, 06 June 2010 - 12:09 AM.
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