July 2012

# Secret code

This is really simple. I could solve it on my own.

Here is a message written in a secret code. Each number stands for a particular alphabet which you have to find. Your clue is a list of words and their numerical values are given. Thus, as an example, FLIGHT = 82 which means F+L+I+G+H+T = 82. To help you proceed, the values of three alphabets are given: E = 2, R = 20 and T = 12. You have to find the values of the remaining 23 alphabets and decipher the message.

Following is the list of words:

AGE = 18, ALPHA = 55, CONE = 48,

DRUG = 78, EATER = 43, EUREKA = 73,

FLIGHT = 82, GHEE = 37, HERTZ = 77,

INVAR = 80, JOULE = 57, LIGHT = 61,

MOON = 39, NOVA = 51, PUN = 65,

QUARK = 77, TONGUE = 78, TURBINE = 109,

TWO = 17, WORK = 41, XRAY = 42,

YARD = 60, ZERO = 45.

This is the message that has to be decoded (The hyphens have been added just to distinguish between the numbers that make up a word):

7 18-6-7-3-3 11-4-10 18-1-7-3-3-4-1-2-23

18-4-6-2 17-4-13-25-18 7-25-23 1-7-18 12-7-16-2-25

12-4 7 24-4-18-14-13-12-7-3. 1-24-2-25

24-13-18 9-20-7-25-23-6-4-12-24-2-20 12-2-3-2-14-24-4-25-2-23

12-4 7-18-16 24-4-1 24-2 1-7-18, 7 25-26-20-18-2 18-7-13-23,

"25-4 17-24-7-25-9-2 10-2-12."

Some useful links for

• Union Public Service Commission - www.upsc.gov.in
• IIT-Kharagpur - www.iitkgp.ac.in
• Indian Statistical Institute - www.isical.ac.in
• Indian Institute of Technology Madras - www.iitm.ac.in
• Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - www.iimahd.ernet.in
• Indian Institute of Mass Commission - www.iimc.nic.in
• IIT Bombay - www.iitb.ac.in
• Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad - www.ismdhanbad.ac.in
• Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi - www.bitmesra.ac.in
• Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training - www.cifnet.nic.in
• Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (Deemed University) - www.iiita.ac.in
• Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi - www.cmfri.com
• Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai - www.tiss.edu

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