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Joined: 14/08/2009 22:52:21
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Perhaps that is a stupid question but:

what do '/' and '\' mean in the context of this puzzle?

Thx to anyone who'd care to explain
Johan

Joined: 22/12/2006 20:08:51
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It is a way to indicate long division. So in this puzzle F*AB=GHI, GHI+JE=CDE and you can assume that JE<AB (that is to say, GHI should be the largest multiple of AB that is smaller than or equal to CDE).
HappyDog

Joined: 11/11/2015 18:26:16
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Nope - I just don't get it.

Any chance of an example of this kind of sum (not the one from the puzzle, obviously) to help visualise it?
HappyDog

Joined: 11/11/2015 18:26:16
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Well, I have now solved this, wholly using the rules defined by Johan, above.

Even after solving it, I still don't understand how this makes a sum (being, as I am, unfamiliar with this method of long division).
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