January 10, 2012
On December 7, 2011, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted:
Need a distraction today? Not only does 12+1=11+2, but the letters “twelve plus one” rearrange to give you “eleven plus two”
Mitchell Perilstein forwarded that tweet to me and suggested that it would form the basis of an exercise for Programming Praxis.
Your task is to write a program that finds equations similar to Tyson’s that form anagrams both in their symbols and in their letters. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.