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[REBOL] OT: Competition - Is this solvable

From: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 24-Nov-2007 12:59

Hi all, yesterday I had a situation where I had to hunt a difference between some numbers and I thought if this problem can be solved in general. Here is the situation: You have one sum: 41695,83 And a set of numbers: 6594,14 + 981,75 + 8747,39 + 1457,90 + 15114,65 The sum you have doesn't match the sum of the single numbers. Now the question is: What (minimal) typos in the set of numbers leads to the sum you have? I find this an interesting question. If it's possible to derive a set of possible typos these sets could be ranked by some propability. And than it would be possible to check differences in data sets back to typos. I hope it's clear what I mean. So, has anyone any idea if this is solvable? Robert