# alphametic

## alphametic

(ˌælfəˈmɛtɪk)
n
(Mathematics) a mathematical puzzle using letters to express numbers that must be deciphered
(Mathematics) relating to such a mathematical puzzle
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Voicebot.ai and alphametic.com report on aspects of the speech understanding industry, and can perhaps be influenced to gather data about the amount of time spent speaking to devices.
51.3.5 Short International Alphametic by Paul Boymel, Potomac, Maryland
51.3.6 Long International Alphametic by Frank Mrazik, Montreal, Quebec
Dr MATHS with Steve Humble Cryptarithmetic or Alphametic puzzles are mathematical problems in which each digit is replaced by a letter.
In the 20th century Alphametic puzzles became very popular, appearing in a range of newspapers and magazines.
Like all good Alphametic puzzles, the letters make words that form a meaningful phrase.
by Junya Take, Kanagawa, Japan Solve the alphametic
In an alphametic, letters are substituted for numbers in an arithmetic problem, and the reader is invited to find the solution.
A special case of narrative alphametics are doubly-true alphametics, in which the narrative consists of a correct arithmetical statement, such as THREE + FOUR = SEVEN, with the solution 28566 + 7495 = 36061.
The following narrative alphametics have unique solutions and are soluble by hand without excessive enumeration (although in some cases they may require quite a bit of analysis).
An alphametic, as most Word Ways readers are surely aware, is a puzzle like SEND + MORE = MONEY, in which letters are to be replaced with decimal digits to make a valid addition sum.
There are four types of two-addend alphametic, with the words having N, N, and N letters, or N, N, N+1, or N, N+1, N+1, or N, N+1, N+2.
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