In

old chestnut: language equations I posted the entire

rec.puzzles FAQ/archive entry for these puzzles (like 26 = L. in the A.) but there are lots, lots more of these circulating on the internet. Here I will list other language equations I have found, which are not listed in the rec.puzzles archive and aren't simple variations of those.

Sometimes I have modified these slightly to put them into the canonical Equation Analysis Test form, or to make them correct. Some are US-specific. Some are UK-specific. To keep the list reasonable, I'm ignoring anything that isn't exact, addresses, years, things that can't be written in E.A.T. form, and things that there could be a whole list of, like 1 = Atomic Number of Hydrogen.

Warning: Some of the number links below could spoil the puzzles.

= L. (in T.)

0 = M.

1 = D. at a T.

1 = F. in the G.

1 = F. O. the C. N.

1 = H. on a U.

1 = R. A. in E. B.

2 = C. you put in

2 = G. of V.

2 = H. are B. T. O.

2 = Number it T. to T.

2 = P. of B. on a B. M. (or 2 = A. B. P., S. S., L., C., on a S. S. B.)

2 = S. to an A.

2 = T. D. (and a P. in a P. T.)

2 = W. in a F.

3 = C. in a F.

3 = H. on a C. (including the S. H.)

3 = L. K. who L. T. M.

3 = L. M. from S.

3 = P for a F. G. in (A.) F.

3 = P. into which A. G. was D.

4 = C. of the W.

4 = G. in the N. T. of the B.

4 = I. in a H.

5 = R. on the O. F.

5 = T. on a C. (including the S. in the T.)

6 = B. to an O. in C.

6 = F. in a F.

6 = F. on a D.

6 = P. on the S. of D.

7 = B. for S. B.

7 = C. in the W.

7 = D. S.

7 = D. in a W.

7 = L. F.

7 = S. on a F. P. P.

7 = Y. I.

7 = Y. of B. L. for B. a M.

8 = C. on a C.

8 = D. a W. (in the B. S.)

8 = F. in a M.

8 = P. of S. in the E. L.

9 = D. in a S. S. N.

9 = D. old P. P. is

9 = P. on a B. T.

9 = S. by a S. in T.

9 = S. in T.-T.-T.

10 = D. in a T. N. (including the A. C.)

10 = E in a D.

10 = G. B. (H. on a W.)

12 = M. of a J. (thanks Chris-O)

13 = C. in a S. (thanks N-Wing for solving this one)

13 = F. not in a S.

14 = P. in a S.

15 = P. in a R. T.

15 = R. B. on a S. T.

16 = T. (W. D. Y. G.?) (by T. E. F.)

18 = L. A. (of an A.)

18 1/2 = M. E. from W. T.

20 = F. O. in a P. (U. K.) (thanks Gritchka for solving this one)

20 = N. in a D.

20 = N. on a D.

20 = Q. (A., V., or M.)

21 = P. on a D.

21 = S. in a G.

24 = K. in P. G.

24 = H. from T.

24 = L. in the G. A.

24 = S. in a Q.

30 = S. over T. (NOT sixty over two)

31 = F. at B. R.

33 = V. in the H. S.

37 = P. of W. S.

39 = B. in the O. T. of the B.

39 = S. (in the N. by J. B.) (thanks Gritchka for solving the longer version of this one)

40 = T. (with A. B.)

42 = P. of the U. S. (through B. C.)

42 = the A. to L., the U., and E. (by D. A.)

50 = P. for a B. in D.

56 = S. of the D. of I.

60 = M in an H.

60 = S. in a M.

77 = S. S.

100 = Y. in a C.

147 = M. B. in S.

168 = H. in a W.

225 = S. on a S. B.

300 = S. for a P. G. in B.

360 = D. in a C.

435 = M. of the H. of R.

650 = S. in the H. of C.

655 = M. of P. (as of August 2000*) (thanks Chris-O)

2000 = P. in a T.

2001 = a S. O.

3600 = S. in an H.

6080 = F. in a N. M.

* This value sometimes changes. I will not be updating it, nor will I be adding any additional entries of this type (unless they've already crept into my unanswered list below)

Answers

**Unanswered questions:** if you know any of these /msg me with the answer

*(pipe linked answers added by rootbeer277)*

4 = S. on a V.

6 = O. in an I.

7 = C. on G. I.

8 = B. in a B.

9 = M. in a S. Y.

12 = B. on a T.

32 = N. P. on a M. C.

49 = B. in the N. L.