Further my post of Jan 19, 2013 9:05 PM (pasted below my signature for reference), perhaps I should say, "ONGRATULATIONS!", instead?
Because, if - -- DEAN - NED = A, then - -- DEAN - NED should not = D unless you really wish to foncuse those pre-algebra kids! and - -- ARIEAL - BLAIRE = B is also likely to foncuse.
But you're right, nonetheless (and I was wrong, or, perhaps wong).
Algebra NOT required.
GSC ("Still Shoveling!")
GS Chandy posted Jan 19, 2013 9:05 PM: > Robert Hansen (RH) posted Jan 19, 2013 5:13 PM: > > > > On Jan 18, 2013, at 8:46 PM, GS Chandy > > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > Isn't it just far too tough for 'pre-algebra > > students'? (In fact, I wouldn't know how to do it > > WITHOUT a fair bit of algebra - am I perhaps wrong > in > > calling it 'algebra'?). > > > > > > It is a word scramble problem... > > > > DEAN - NED = A > > ARIEAL - BLAIRE = B > > CLARE - EARL = C > > DEAN - NED = D > > RAFI - ARI = F > > GABRIEL - BLAIRE = G > > AIDEN - DEAN = I > > KOLE - LEO = K > > NADINE - AIDEN = N > > PAUL - ULA = P > > CHARLES - RACHEL = S > > TIRA - ARI = T > > WOLKE - KOLE = W > > > > The rest of the letters fall out from that. > > > > I guess this means that very few kids do those > > puzzles on the placemats at Denny's :( > > > > Bob Hansen > > > Congratulations, RH. In fact, may I say, > CONGRATULATIONS (and repeat)! > > Whenever you're ready, do take a look at: > http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2430060. > > GSC > ("Still Shoveling!")