Call Math When You get a Chance (Part III)
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:
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:
See a mathematical word in this jumbled mess?
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.