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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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building on the kevin's and captain's work...

from ni=9 and ir=ree -> nee=9
from nee=9 and ne=1 -> e=9, n=1/9, i=81

plugging known values into fifteen we get

f=sqrt(1/486)=1/(9*sqrt(6))

r=36*sqrt(6) from four

h= 1/(9720*sqrt(6))

correction: I think Captain missed a "w" when simplifying unanswered

unanswered = 100*wre/h = 100*9*36*6*9720/5 = 377,913,600

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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.

0 = z

1 = o,n,e,t,r,f,i,s
2 = w
3 = h
4 = u
5 = v
6 = x
7 = v
but I died on eight and beyond.
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TSLF, is it true that fractional values are permitted?

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

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I didn't have time to figure it out all the way, but the answers are not integer, (Also u has to be one)

sixty/six = ty = 10 -> ty=10

forty/four = 10 = ty/u

u-> 1

twenty/ten = 2 = twy, 2 = two -> o=y

I had several other letter combinations that equal each other and a few that resolved to actual numbers.

Hope that helps some.

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I didn't have time to figure it out all the way, but the answers are not integer, (Also u has to be one)

sixty/six = ty = 10 -> ty=10

forty/four = 10 = ty/u

u-> 1

twenty/ten = 2 = twy, 2 = two -> o=y

I had several other letter combinations that equal each other and a few that resolved to actual numbers.

Hope that helps some.

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

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I miss the part where tw=2 (two=2, but I don't think we ever proved o=1)

Never mind, I figured that part out.

twenty/two = 10 = enty/o

10* (en/o) = 10

en/o=1 en=o

one=1 and o = ne, each would have to be the square root of 1.

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z=0

y=1
w=1/5
t=10
ni=9
o=1
en=1
u=1
sev=7
fr=4
five=5
six=6
eigh=4/5
elve=6
fife=3/2
hir=3/10
hdrd=100
hsand=100
h*sand=100
mill=1000000/9
b=1000m
three=3
hree=3/10
ir=ree

nansered=
ansred=
h*sand*re/h=
100*re/h

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So to sum up:

for "unanswered, the only individual letters we don't know are s and a, but we know the value for s times a.

u = 1

n = 1/9

a (part of sa)

n = 1/9

s: sa is 30 * 9720.0 / sqrt(5)

w = 1/5.0

e = 9

r = 36*sqrt(6)

e = 9

d = 30*sqrt(30)

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I forgot the equation for seven, with that, we know that

s = 63/(5*sqrt(6))

a = 150*1080.0*sqrt(6.0)/(7*sqrt(5))

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

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

I used excel for this.. just divide and multiply easy

the w is the first to give answer from twenty= w(ten)(ty)=w(10)(10)=20

thanks CaptainEd and all the solvers..

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This is a 21 unknown 21 equation problem:

a = ? zero = 0
b = ? one = 1
d = ? two = 2
e = ? three = 3
f = ? four = 4
g = ? five = 5
h = ? six = 6
i = ? seven = 7
l = ? eight = 8
m =? nine = 9
n = ? ten = 10
o = ? twelve = 12
r = ? fifteen = 15
s = ? twenty = 20
t = ? thirty = 30
u = ? forty = 40
v = ? sixty = 60
w =? hundred = 100
x = ? thousand = 1000
y = ? million = 1000000
z = ? billion = 1000000000

I hope some other puzzle can be derived from this like: " what word is posible for 18896063730041700?"

i.e. = brainden but that is difficult and i dont know if there are other posible answers

Congratulation to the team work participants that answered this!

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