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#1) I was speaking with my friend who is a Ham radio
operator and he said that he needs to be able to tap this code faster
for the next level certificate. So I began to think about
this...In Morse code, communication is accomplished by pressing
briefly on telegraph keys for a dot (.) and pressing longer for a
dash(-). Combination of these dots and dashes are used to
replace letters, numerals, and punctuation. In simplest form,
what would be the longest combination of symbols needed to write the
twenty-six different letters of our alphabet? (3pt)
A Beale cipher is one that codes a message by referring to another phrase
or document, which is called the key. The key for a modified
Beale cipher is:
quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
is a message in code. Letters in the same word are separated by
dashes. Can you break the code?
13-11 15-13-24 12-2-22 6-21
the number 3 can be replace with the letter E. (4pts)
Answer: #1) The total is four.
The alphabet has 26 letters. A single keystroke, a dot (.) or a
dash (-), can suffice as the symbol for two of the letters, 4
more letters can be accomplished through the use of 2 strokes. 8
more letters can be accomplished through 3 strokes, and the remaining
twelve letters can be made using 4 keystrokes each.
#2) The Beale cipher works by denoting
each letter with the number of a work in a key that begins with that
letter. Our modified cipher gives the number of a letter in the
phrase. The translation is the phrase that was written over the
door of Plato's Academy: " Let no one who is ignorant of geometry
enter here." More information on the Beale cipher can
be found at www.unmuseum.org/beal.htm
Well thanks for
checking the answer. Hope to see ya next week.... be good and be well. mR.t
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