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# Hindu Mathology

Cryptography
In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.

Professor Abacus, the self-proclaimed "Father of Mathology", has discovered a mathematical correlation with some of the figures of Hindu mythology. Make the following equation correct by replacing each letter with a numeral (0 through 9). Each letter can represent only one numeral, and each numeral can only be represented by one letter. There are no leading 0's. Find one of the six possible solutions.

SHAKTI + SHIVA + VAAYU = VISHNU

SHAKTI + SHIVA + VAAYU = VISHNU

### Answer

741259 + 74981 + 81163 = 897403741269 + 74981 + 81153 = 897403

741309 + 74981 + 81162 = 897452

741369 + 74981 + 81102 = 897452

741329 + 74981 + 81150 = 897460

741359 + 74981 + 81120 = 897460

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