X M A S
+ E V E

S N O W

If you substitute digits for letters this sum can be made to be correct. Each different letter stands for a different digit.

Can you find the substitutions which will make this word sum correct?

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And here is another similar puzzle without any clues. Remember each different letter stands for a different digit.

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Can you find the substitutions which will make this word sum correct?

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  • Jim B, HHHS, Doncaster
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  • Add CROSS + ROADS = DANGER to your puzzles for 13th December

    Thanks for the resource.
  • G Bardon, Sunderland
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  • CATS + HATE = DOGS also works!
  • Mr Shepherd, The St Lawrence Academy, Scunthorpe
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  • There's exactly one solution that doesn't use a zero.
    the letters in 1-9 order are MSCLUORIK
    The best similar puzzle of these I've found is:
    DONALD +
    GERALD
    ------
    ROBERT given that t=0 and each letter is a different digit from 1-9
    What number is O ? (It's the last one you find, of course).
  • Maddy, King Alfred's College East Site
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  • We had a go at the starter and really enjoyed having a go. We also found another answer.
    5382
    5366
    10748.
  • Upton Junior School,
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  • 6C maths set found 9237 + 9266= 18503
    and we loved this activity.
  • Matthew, 3D, Craigslea State School
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  • Can you work out this one?
    ONE+ONE=TWO
    (This one may not include all numerals from 0-9.).

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Answers

  2 9 0 3
  + 8 4 8

  3 7 5 1
  8 4 2 5
+ 8 4 7 7

1 6 9 0 2


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