PRIZE PUZZLE FOR JANUARY 2004
Whether or not there is a Hot Key magazine, this is the puzzle
for January 2004.
Balancing the Equation
Using the decimal digits 1 to 9 once and once only, construct an
equation that uses only the plus sign (as many times as needed).
There are many solutions so they should be quite easy to discover
with a little testing and a pencil and paper. Here are some
examples that are wrong but show the kind of answer expected:
19 + 76 = 34 + 52 + 8
Wrong because the equation does not balance.
1089 = 765 + 324
Wrong because there is a zero.
63 + 15 = 34 + 28 + 7 + 9
Wrong because the digit 3 is present twice.
If you can find a solution that uses only one plus sign you
will get a special mention and will be included in the draw
twice.
Send your solution to me, David Broughton, by email or snail
mail to arrive by Wednesday 4th February 2004. The email link
is .
