April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Here's a word of the month challenge for you:
Let's find out how true this statement is. Can you replace each letter with its place in the alphabet (A=1, P=16, R=18, I=9, L=12, M=13, T=20, H=8), and insert a plus or minus sign between each pair of adjacent letters so that the equation is true?
For example, 1+16+18-9-12 = 13-1+20+8 does not work, because the left side evaluates to 14 while the right side evaluates to 40.
There are three solutions:
|A+P-R-I+L = M+A-T+H
||1+16-18-9+12 = 13+1-20+8
|A-P+R+I-L = M-A-T+H
||1-16+18+9-12 = 13-1-20+8
|A-P+R+I+L = M-A+T-H
||1-16+18+9+12 = 13-1+20-8
Happy Math Month!
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