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Have Some Sums to Solve

The Compleat Alphametics Book, 1st Edition

By Steven Kahan


128 pages

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This book presents a challenging diversion to mathematics enthusiasts. Divided into three sections, the author gives some historical notes, a step-by-step solution of a sample alphametic, and some general hints on the solution of alphametics. The Puzzle Section contains both the ideal doubly-true type of alphametic and the narrative type presented in the context of a brain-teaser. Directed Approach Section provides instructions to help find the solutions of every alphametic in the book. Solution Section gives the solution to each and every alphametic and answers questions raised in the narrative examples. Problems vary in degree of difficulty to tease even an expert.

Table of Contents

narrative alphametics


one good turn

basic training

prime time

what next?

watch your step

an age-old question

three in a row

flower power

under investigation

two way street

passing the buck

have no fear

know your place

it's hard to say

to a tee

check the check

unit pricing

fair and square

famous last words

ideal doubly-true alphametics

idt 1

idt 2

idt 3

idt 4

idt 5

idt 6

idt 7

idt 8

idt 9

idt 10

idt 11

idt 12

idt 13

idt 14

idt 15

idt 16

idt 17

idt 18

idt 19

idt 20

"flabbergasting facts" are located on the following pages:

11, 21, 23,

27, 29, 33,

37, 43, 63.

solutions chart

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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health