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No. 8 - Back to the Cryptograms and Algebra Puzzles

Replace the same characters by the same numerals so that the mathematical operations are correct.

KAJAK

KAJAK

KAJAK

KAJAK

KAJAK

KAJAK

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VESLO

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No. 8 - solution

15451 * 6 = 92706

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Hi,

this was my approach:

because VESLO is also 5 digits long, K must be less then 1/6 of 10 which means it´s 1.

That make O=6.

"V" must be greater or equal 6 and not equal "O". So it is greater equal 7.

"A" must be less then 6 in order to keep the sum 5 digits long.

The rest was more or less brute force.

I saw that A=3 and A=4 did not work well because of repeating digits on the VESLO side.

What I would like to know:

Is there a more elegant approach to the solution of this riddle ?

Regards

Shryke

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Found the answer mostly thru trial and error.

Like Shryke, I knew K=1 and therefor O=6, because VESLO was only 5 digits long like KAJAK.

"V" then had to be >6. Substituting numbers>1 I soon found that "A" was not 2,3, or 4.

Everything soon fell into place and I had the answer.

K=1 6(KAJAK) = VESLO

A=5 6(15451) = 92706

J=4

V=9

E=2

S=7

L=0

O=6

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