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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:

  • 746-3529
  • 546-2266
  • 536-647-2283
  • 646-4686
  • 629-4686
  • 663-8566
  • 684-7668
  • 625-4783
  • 742-737-4438
  • 497-372-6527
  • 946-837-2378
  • 864-883-2867
  • 864-824-7253
  • 837-735-5283
  • 734-737-7466
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.