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In a recent Lotto draw, Jeremiah won $1138, Philemon $634, and Ridgeley $205.

How much did Waltraud and Xhuliana win in that draw?

Edit: Jeremiah won $790, Philemon $1650, and Ridgeley $464

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On June 14 2019, Author modified the winnings to facilitate a solution
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I've changed the amounts won by the winners to make it a bit easier (in a way). The original one proved to be too tough!

Humble apologies to those who have spent their valuable time by working on the previous OP.

The revised OP now reads as follows:

 

In a recent Lotto draw, Jeremiah won $790, Philemon $1650, and Ridgeley $464.

How much did Waltraud and Xhuliana win in the same draw?

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@bonanova ...

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1650 = 2 * 3 * 5 * 5 * 11 (not 7 * 5 * 5 * 5 * 2), by the way!

You can choose one or more from the four operators +, -, *, and/or (7 in total for each name and in the same order).

 

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  EXPLANATION:

  Use A=1, B=2, C=3, ..., Z=26 for the letters and apply the following operators in strict order from left to right between the letters:

  /,  +,  *,  -,  *,  -,  +

  e.g. JEREMIAH (790) ...

  J/E 10/5     2
  +R 2 +18   20
  *E 20 *5 100
  -M 100 -13     87
  *I 87 *9 783
  -A 783 -1 782
  +H 782 +8 790

  WALTRAUD → 665

  XHULIANA → 266

 

 

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