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by Brian Gladman on November 16, 2019

Sunday Times Teaser 2982 – Antique Tea Pot

by Graham Smithers

Published November 17 2019 (link)


My local antiques dealer marks each item with a coded price tag in which different digits represent different letters. This enables him to tell the whole number of pounds he paid for the item. I bought a tea pot from him tagged MOE.

Inside the tea pot was a scrap of paper which I used to work out his code. The letters AMOUNT I SPENT had been rearranged to make the multiplication sum above.

How much did he pay for the tea pot?

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