# 1997 MIT Mystery Hunt Puzzle 18 Solution

The division answers are:

```          5776
--------
2826 /16324763
14130
-----
21947
19782
-----
21656
19782
-----
18743
16956
-----
1787

437
------
1682 /735905
6728
----
6310
5046
----
12645
11774
-----
871

5602
-------
723 /4050903
3615
----
4359
4338
----
2103
1446
----
657

37
------
4827 /179075
14481
-----
34265
33789
-----
476

3386
-------
947 /3206825
2841
----
3658
2841
----
8172
7576
----
5965
5682
----
283

349
------
1821 /635934
5463
----
8963
7284
----
16794
16389
-----
405

792
------
723 /573268
5061
----
6716
6507
----
2098
1446
----
652
```

The flavor text says his wife needed the phone number of the KOA Memphis-Graceland, and only had a word, the area code, and these division problems. This phone number is still (13 years after this Hunt was run) 901 396 7125. The arrangement of the puzzles into a row of 3 and then a row of 4 suggests she was to get one digit of the last 7 phone digits from each problem. Do this in reverse to get a letter from each problem using the letters corresponding to 3967125, and this gives the answer, SOBERED.