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Why we're all in debt

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@plasmid was discussing finances with his planner the other day.
After they reviewed tax returns and year's worth of receipts, the advice he received was just this:

     S P E N D
     - L E S S
     =========
     M O N E Y

You's think so, he replied, but I've determined that this is quite impossible.

Is he right?

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I agree, it is Impossible

 

E-E can only be 0 or, if there was a borrow from N-S, E-E would be 9

So N is either 0 or 9
Now look at the tens position.
If N =0, there was no borrow, but that requires N>S.
If N=9, there was a borrow, which means S>N.

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