Lesson 22: Cryptarithms

Cryptarithms are a puzzle where the digits are replaced by letters or symbols. When the numbers are replaced by letters of the alphabet and it spells something readable, it’s called Alphametics.

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Rules: Each letter represents a unique digit, numbers may not start with zero, and the solution is unique. A few weird things to remember are: stars substitute for any digit, and are not related to each other, dots stand for a decimal point, and lower case ‘x’ means multiplication.