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Best Answer k-man, 20 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

Spoiler for continued teamwork...

Edit: added "w" back

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### #1 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:40 AM

What is the product for  unanswered = ?
If letters are factors of equations
zero = 0
one = 1
two = 2
three = 3
four = 4
five = 5
six = 6
seven = 7
eight = 8
nine = 9
ten = 10
twelve = 12
fifteen = 15
twenty = 20
thirty = 30
forty = 40
sixty = 60
hundred = 100
thousand = 1000
million = 1000000
billion = 1000000000

note: i got the idea for this puzzle post from X-MAS TREE thread that was unanswered  by dtdt..thanks

happy holidays!

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### #2 CaptainEd

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Spoiler for I was doing fine with integer values for letters multiplied together through seven

TSLF, is it true that fractional values are permitted?

Also, did you ever see the numbers that dtdt wanted an explanation for? I didn't. I'm impressed that you were inspired by it.

Edited by CaptainEd, 20 December 2012 - 05:40 PM.

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### #3 witzar

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

TSLF, is it true that fractional values are permitted?

Haven't you just proved, that there is no integer solution?
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### #4 CaptainEd

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

Haven't you just proved, that there is no integer solution?

Witzar, from my myopic view, it does look like I have done so. But I've found that the Denizens are far more imaginative in their puzzle-making than I am, and I can easily imagine that TSLF has envisioned something more complex than "z" * "e" * "r" * "o" = 0, etc. I just can't imagine what it would be...

Thanks for your support!

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### #5 kevink2

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Spoiler for Captain Ed

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### #6 CaptainEd

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Spoiler for Captain Ed

It sure does, KevinK! Nice work, except...this implies

en=1 (from twenty=20, tw=2, ty=10)

o=1 (from one=1)

ni=9 (from nine=9)

t=10 (from ten=10)

w=1/5

y=1

Edited by CaptainEd, 20 December 2012 - 06:36 PM.

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### #7 kevink2

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Spoiler for

Edited by kevink2, 20 December 2012 - 06:51 PM.

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### #8 CaptainEd

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Spoiler for What I have so far, thanks to KevinK2

Edited by CaptainEd, 20 December 2012 - 06:57 PM.

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### #9 k-man

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:47 PM   Best Answer

Spoiler for continued teamwork...

Edit: added "w" back

Edited by k-man, 20 December 2012 - 08:54 PM.

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### #10 CaptainEd

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

Good job k-man! I sure did accidentally lose the "w".

And, TSLF, that puzzle is a TDF (tour de force)!

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