# Thread: Need a pointer of where to start

1. ## 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

2. ## Re: Need a pointer of where to start

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

3. ## 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.

4. ## Re: Need a pointer of where to start

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.

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!

returns a number of 997823

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

Thanks

5. ## 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.

6. ## 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.