VR Type 03 - Number codes


Instructions

You have been given four words and three codes. The codes are not necessarily written in the same order as the words and one code is missing. Once you have figured out which code belongs to which word, answer the questions below.

Method

The question can either…

Give you the code and you have to find the word or…

Give you the word and you have to find the code.

These questions are quite simple if you follow the method described in the video. Each letter in the words gets assigned a random number between 1 and 9. This number is completely random and has nothing to do with the position of the letter in the alphabet. Start by looking for similarities in number codes. Then see whether the positions of those numbers in the words above help you to match the codes to the words. Double numbers are nice because you can immediately spot double letters in the words. Unfortunately these questions do not come up often. Watch the video for an example of this technique in action.

Video Tutorial

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Examples

Find the Word Variation

You will be given a code which you must decode to find the word.

Example Question 1:

SWIM LISP TOOT VOLT
5316 1237 9458

What is the word for the code 74318 [ _____________ ]

Answer: MOIST

Explanation: Two of the codes have both a 3 and 1 in namely 5316 and 1237. There are only two words where those numbers match the same letters based on their position in the code. The letters are S and I.

So, 5316 = LISP and 1237 = SWIM

In code 9458 we know that 5 = L so, 94L8 and only VOLT has the L in the correct spot. 9458 = VOLT.

74318 = MOIST

Find the Code Variation

You will be given a word which you must translate into the code.

Example Question 2:

SWIM LISP TOOT VOLT
5316 1237 9458

What is the code for the word LIMITS [ _____________ ]

Answer: 537381

Explanation: Two of the codes have both a 3 and 1 in namely 5316 and 1237. There are only two words where those numbers match the same letters based on their position in the code. The letters are S and I.

So, 5316 = LISP and 1237 = SWIM

In code 9458 we know that 5 = L so, 94L8 and only VOLT has the L in the correct spot. 9458 = VOLT.

LIMITS = 537381

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