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Re: A Easy New Years Prime Puzzle (Solution)

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  • makeanote
    ... Milton, this puzzle was a little frustrating in its simplicity, but thanks for the well wishes. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006 01 01 I m assuming (but could be
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 2, 2006
      > From: "Milton Brown" <miltbrown@e...>
      > > The following 70 digit PRP is a message encoded with
      > > the attached trap-door function, please decode:
      > >
      > > 39099 93338 35338 35310 54172 52911 36295
      > > 83331 05417 13629 99333 63120 06010 10109
      >
      Milton, this puzzle was a little 'frustrating' in its simplicity, but
      thanks for the well wishes.

      HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006 01 01

      I'm assuming (but could be wrong of course) that the final digits
      0109 were to generate a number that was PRP?

      To the group:
      The 'trapdoor function' contained firstly the letter of the alphabet
      1 9933 -12587
      (in sequential order A=1), then the next number was the corresponding
      pattern in the PRP. I didn't bother to work out the third number as
      the answer I was expecting was being generated anyhow.

      So, in the PRP beginning 3909 this corresponded to the letter H (8)
      and so on.

      Ian.
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