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# CR/PS Hybrid: Experimental?

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03 Sep 2006, 09:15
Hmm, my first guess was E too because the question stem says that code can be broken with substituting numbers for letters.

All the answer choices talk about numbers in some way but choice E says knowing every word starts with R. How is that going to help him break the code because he is supposed to convert numbers to letters.....

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03 Sep 2006, 09:44
I am going to say D

Conjugation of a verb "TO BE"??? How is this relevant if the language doesn't use "TO BE"??? And what if the code has nothing to do with verbs?

I think E is still relevant, because it says what the first letter must be.
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03 Sep 2006, 09:52
u2lover wrote:
I am going to say D

Conjugation of a verb "TO BE"??? How is this relevant if the language doesn't use "TO BE"??? And what if the code has nothing to do with verbs?

I think E is still relevant, because it says what the first letter must be.

Ok so my question now, so is the question saying substituting numbers with letters or substituting letters with numbers?

If its the first one, then definitely D wins it or else E wins
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03 Sep 2006, 10:14
I think D..
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03 Sep 2006, 10:23
uvs_mba wrote:
u2lover wrote:
I am going to say D

Conjugation of a verb "TO BE"??? How is this relevant if the language doesn't use "TO BE"??? And what if the code has nothing to do with verbs?

I think E is still relevant, because it says what the first letter must be.

Ok so my question now, so is the question saying substituting numbers with letters or substituting letters with numbers?

If its the first one, then definitely D wins it or else E wins

we have letters and replace those with numbers... so if we know all the words with that start with "R" would not this help???

whereas conjugation... how does this help? it might help if we know it's a verb, yet what if conjugations have the same number of letters, but different letters themselves -> this might confuse the outcome.
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03 Sep 2006, 10:26
u2lover wrote:
uvs_mba wrote:
u2lover wrote:
I am going to say D

Conjugation of a verb "TO BE"??? How is this relevant if the language doesn't use "TO BE"??? And what if the code has nothing to do with verbs?

I think E is still relevant, because it says what the first letter must be.

Ok so my question now, so is the question saying substituting numbers with letters or substituting letters with numbers?

If its the first one, then definitely D wins it or else E wins

we have letters and replace those with numbers... so if we know all the words with that start with "R" would not this help???

whereas conjugation... how does this help? it might help if we know it's a verb, yet what if conjugations have the same number of letters, but different letters themselves -> this might confuse the outcome.

Yup that makes sense Thanks.

I surrender to D now
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03 Sep 2006, 10:29
uvs_mba wrote:
Yup that makes sense Thanks.

I surrender to D now

hey don't surrender if you are convinced otherwise... this is just my logic... my hit rate on CRs is about 75-80%
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03 Sep 2006, 10:32
Another D
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03 Sep 2006, 10:39
u2lover wrote:
uvs_mba wrote:
Yup that makes sense Thanks.

I surrender to D now

hey don't surrender if you are convinced otherwise... this is just my logic... my hit rate on CRs is about 75-80%

Naah, I agree with D, as I was down to D and E, and the problem was that I read that we are substituting numbers with letters and its the other way round and ended up picking up E. I had to double check so I am fully convinced with D

My hit rate is kind of similar still have to work on that but my main enemy is SC
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03 Sep 2006, 14:47
Another Vote for D
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03 Sep 2006, 15:31
C for me.

The other four options deal with correspondence between letters/sounds and numbers. The odd/even ratio will give the cryptographer nothing in terms of what those numbers represent.

Linguistically, letters representing vowels are "phonetic software" can be least relevant to deciphering since there are languages like Arabic or Hebrew that do without those letters; consonants like Ron the other hand form the backbone of the word.

TO BE is actually one of the most important verbs in many languages, so cracking it could be the key.
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04 Sep 2006, 05:26
u2lover wrote:
uvs_mba wrote:
Yup that makes sense Thanks.

I surrender to D now

hey don't surrender if you are convinced otherwise... this is just my logic... my hit rate on CRs is about 75-80%

Looks like we need some more discussion on this one. Any other thoughts? Once again, my answer choice may/may not be correct.
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04 Sep 2006, 06:20
C for me, since even and odd numbers do not correlate with letters.
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04 Sep 2006, 06:47
may sound too stupit but go with E.
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04 Sep 2006, 21:56
I will vote for C because knowing frequency of even/odd numbers will be least helpful to break the code.
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05 Sep 2006, 00:51
If it's not D, then I would bet 100% on C...

only because I thought actually now that knowing the numbers or their relation to the letters is unknown!!! Overanalyzed D completely yesterday
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05 Sep 2006, 01:11
I think that B is least helpful.
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05 Sep 2006, 01:40
I predict E is correct because I think it is the most specific one.
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05 Sep 2006, 05:46
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
I will vote for C because knowing frequency of even/odd numbers will be least helpful to break the code.

That's almost word for word from the OE.

OA is (C)
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