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## Call Math When You get a Chance (Part II)

A previous problem offered a phone-number translation game. The same idea is used again here. For example, 639-6284 is NEW MATH!

Please refer to the directions in a previous problem of the week before taking on this challenge. Also, these are a little harder...perhaps:

• 247-253-8744
• 266-7539
• 266-532-8873
• 266-846-8687
• 337-482-8483
• 368-776-3828
• 372-2825
• 466-465-7539
• 639-6284
• 863-377-8263
• 438-7762
• 658-4465
• 266-237-8825
• 765-9466
• 367-6852
• 734-737-7466
• 837-735-5283
• 864-824-7253
• 864-883-2867
• 946-837-2378
How did you do?

Hint: If you get frustrated, one option is to translate the phone number into all its possiblities, and then try to "spot" a mathematical word within the list.

For example, the number 254-3272 translates into:

AJGDAPA
BKHEBQB
CLIFCRC
-----S-
See a mathematical word in this jumbled mess?

AJGDAPA
BKHEBQB
CLIFCRC
-----S-

Solution Commentary: Sorry...I am only willing to state that ALGEBRA was the hidden word in the hint.

One of the reasons I am not giving out the answers is that this is more a game than a problem. Plus, it is possible that a given phone number could translate into more than one mathematics word.

If you get overly frustrated, feel free to send me an e-mail.