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?

# Christmas Eve Snow

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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

 R O C K + R O L L M U S I C

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

Can you make up a word sum or puzzle of your own?

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• Jim B, HHHS, Doncaster
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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
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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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Previous Day | This starter is for 13 December | Next Day

 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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