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05-08-2017, 11:26 PM
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Aristotle's Number Puzzle

I got this from my daughter for my birthday. Never mind that the one I received came in the solved state. I want to be able to figure it out on my own.

I found this site which describes how he went about setting it up. I, too, was able to determine the 7 independent variables.

Now, I need help in figuring out how to systematically pick 7 unique values from the integers 1-19.

I'm trying to do this in Excel...which I imagine is the wrong approach...VBA would probably be better. Mr. Wiechers, from above, did it in C. I can't read that code for the life of me.

Your input is/ideas are needed. I ended up solving it by narrowing it down using a linear system of equations & then going through all of the possible combinations.
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Last edited by 1695814; 12-21-2017 at 09:25 AM..
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05-08-2017, 11:47 PM
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Here is a picture of the solution in case you want to know.
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