A cryptarithm is a mathematical puzzle where given an arithmetic equation written with letters rather than numerals, a player must discover an assignment of numerals on letters that makes the equation hold true. In this paper, we propose a method to construct a DFA that accepts cryptarithms that admit (unique) solutions for each base. We implemented the method and constructed a DFA for bases k ≤ 7. Those DFAs can be used as complete catalogues of cryptarithms, whose applications include enumeration of and counting the exact numbers Gk(n) of cryptarithm instances with n digits that admit base-k solutions. Moreover, explicit formulas for G2(n) and G3(n) are given.
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jul 26|
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