# Need a pointer of where to start

• Sep 2nd 2012, 09:20 AM
McFestoe
Need a pointer of where to start
Hi

New to the forum and dont know where to start or what iam looking for is called. The basics is that its a calulation based on date and a fixed number that returns a 6digit number.

What i have found so far is a date of 07/09/1992 with a fixed number of 128 (which is variable) returns a number of 997823

Anybody point me in the right direction to learn whats happening and how it comes to the answer.

Thanks
• Sep 2nd 2012, 10:52 AM
topsquark
Re: Need a pointer of where to start
Quote:

Originally Posted by McFestoe
Hi

New to the forum and dont know where to start or what iam looking for is called. The basics is that its a calulation based on date and a fixed number that returns a 6digit number.

What i have found so far is a date of 07/09/1992 with a fixed number of 128 (which is variable) returns a number of 997823

Anybody point me in the right direction to learn whats happening and how it comes to the answer.

Thanks

Perhaps you could explain a bit more...

-Dan
• Sep 3rd 2012, 10:26 AM
McFestoe
Re: Need a pointer of where to start
Dan

Which way do you want to explain more?

All i have gathered is it generates a number that changes every day, I can PM you if you to know more.
• Sep 3rd 2012, 11:13 AM
HallsofIvy
Re: Need a pointer of where to start
Quote:

Originally Posted by McFestoe
Hi

New to the forum and dont know where to start or what iam looking for is called. The basics is that its a calulation based on date and a fixed number that returns a 6digit number.

There are an infinite number of ways to do that.

Quote:

What i have found so far is a date of 07/09/1992 with a fixed number of 128 (which is variable)
What does "a fixed number ... (which is a variable)" mean? "fixed" and "variable" are pretty much opposites.

Assuming the "(which is a variable)" was an error, there are still a number of ways to produce a single number from "07/09/1992" and combine it with 128 to get 997823. I would be interested in knowing how you got that!

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returns a number of 997823

Anybody point me in the right direction to learn whats happening and how it comes to the answer.

Thanks
• Sep 3rd 2012, 11:48 AM
McFestoe
Re: Need a pointer of where to start
HallsofIvy

Sorry about the post not explaining the 128 correctley, basically the 128 is a fixed number that could be changed from 1 to 256 to alter the output.

My initial post is based on the on the workings using 128, if that makes sense.
• Sep 3rd 2012, 02:15 PM
Vlasev
Re: Need a pointer of where to start
Maybe you can write down a table of inputs and outputs and we can see what's going on. With just one case it's close to impossible to say.