# Next set of numbers?

• May 2nd 2010, 12:19 PM
Jweave
Next set of numbers?
Hey! I'm back with another math-related puzzle. http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6268/numberset.jpg

I'm guessing the answer I have to submit is a number set; there are obviously some numbers that appear more than once. (Not sure what the purpose of the commas are.)

Any thoughts?
• May 5th 2010, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Jweave
Hey! I'm back with another math-related puzzle. http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6268/numberset.jpg

I'm guessing the answer I have to submit is a number set; there are obviously some numbers that appear more than once. (Not sure what the purpose of the commas are.)

Any thoughts?

Possibly each set of two numbers stands for a letter, and the commas are there because there is a written message in English.

The code may be something as simple as n = A, n+1 = B, n+2 = C, ..., or the letters may be jumbled and you'd have to rely on letter frequencies to guess their values, or else, some sort of brute force with a dictionary.

Just an idea.
• May 5th 2010, 03:58 AM
pickslides
When performing a frequency analysis consider the most common letters of the alphabet first. I would try e,s,t,r & a.