Enigma 1515: Relative sizes
24 September 2012
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From New Scientist #2677, 11th October 2008
In the following statements, whole numbers are expressed in words written in capital letters, where different letters stand for different digits, the same letter consistently stands for the same digit, and leading digits cannot be zero.
If the total of four BEES and a SNAIL is greater than the total of eight FLEAS and an ANT; and if the total of 18 ANTS and a GNAT is greater than the total of 18 FLIES and a FLEA, find the value of BEETLES.