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Addition Magic

Consider this Alphanumeric:

HOCUS + POCUS = PRESTO

Each letter represents a unique digit 0 - 9. If a letter occurs more than once (e.g. C), its digit-value remains the same.

Your Task: Find the digit-values of each letter.

Is there more than one solution possible? Explain.

 


Hint: Start with the letter P...it could be _ or _. Then, H could be ...

 


Solution Commentary: No need to provide a solution...as you should know if you are right. And, if you have not worked out the problem, what good would providing the solution do for you?