The X+Y Files

Issue 4

Multiplication Puzzle


The calculation shown here is a long multiplication sum. Each of the coloured shapes stands for a different digit. Most, but not all, of the digits from 0 to 9 are used in the sum. Can you discover which two numbers are being multiplied?






In case anyone needs a reminder of how long multiplication works - here is an example.

73

×

46

438

2920

3358