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DECIMAL BASE26 SOLUTION
2339027659 7emck27 HOWMUCH
120578267918 f08d70l4 PAINHAVE
30490166 2eijki COSTUS
154816531992 j744l8bi THEEVILS
154775609902 j70j70l4 THATHAVE
6025309 d4l4h NEVER
56407825711 70ff4d43 HAPPENED
229199170 j7ec0i THOMAS
1913176946889 94554hied JEFFERSON
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
2339027659 / 26 = 89962602 remainder 7
89962602 / 26 = 3460100 remainder 2
3460100 / 26 = 133080 remainder 20
133080 / 26 = 5118 remainder 12
5118 / 26 = 196 remainder 22
196 / 26 = 7 remainder 14
7 / 26 = 0 remainder 7
7 14 22 12 20 2 7
H O W M U C H
Originally posted by Ian McLean
The conversion from base-10 to base-26 can be tricky, involving lots of arithmetic. For that reason, I consider that the use of an online conversion tool to perform the necessary division, etc., does not violate Static Sky's rule forbidding the use of cryptography software. Basically, such pages are just a big pre-programmed calculator.
And mentioning calculators, base conversion is one of those tasks where modern 'digital calculators' like the kids are using nowadays are woefully inadequate. They insist upon performing division resulting in 'decimal point fractions', instead of the far more sensible result of an integer and remainder value.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
The conversion from base-10 to base-26 can be tricky, involving lots of arithmetic. For that reason, I consider that the use of an online conversion tool to perform the necessary division, etc., does not violate Static Sky's rule forbidding the use of cryptography software. Basically, such pages are just a big pre-programmed calculator.
Originally posted by danamoon
Congrats, ADB!!! (I heard something about a puzzle that you'll have to create for us in case you win the next one… )
Great challenge, Ian! Thanks. Let's move on to the next one!