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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Puzzle

Arrange the digits 0, 1, ... , 9, using one of each (no repeats) into the expression a^b + c^d + e^f + g^h + i^j to obtain the current year.

Puzzle from Michael Reid

1 comment:

  1. I'm slightly disappointed that it has a few closely related solutions rather than a unique one, but it was interesting getting the number of possibilities down enough that they could be easily checked by hand.