Expressing a Code Algebraically
Date: 3/19/96 at 13:53:58 From: susan mazza Subject: code My question has to do with a game that I play with a friend. I am to express a code algebraically. The code is the alphabet reversed..a=z, b=y etc. I am at a complete standstill on how to solve this. Thanks, Corinna
Date: 3/20/96 at 1:39:2 From: Doctor Sebastien Subject: Re: code Dear Susan, Give each letter a number according to its position in the alphabet, i.e. a=1, b=2, c=3, ..., z=26. Then the number of the coded letter is given by 27-x where x is the number of the original letter. For example, to code "the", change it into numbers: 20, 8, 5. The number of the letters in the encoded word is 7, 19, 22, i.e. the encoded word is "gsv". -Doctor Sebastien, The Math Forum
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