Math 4410/5410 homework assignment 1

Some Transposition Examples

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1. A simple transposition cipher: (hint)
I M S F U I B T C E H F O E O D F O O L V P A E L Y N I O G V M E E E X E S C S O I A F T
2. Another simple transposition cipher: (hint)
O C E L T I N O N V R G L Y A N U U O D S O R S O N F E I W Y T Y O O N N O H E N Y N N N
3. A transposition with a little twist: (hint)
F F L T A A R N I E U O R N T O T D L A N R W S O I A T T E Y B A N T M E H S K O G R Z E P S R E I O A O A M S S S M A L P I L Y S
4. A more complicated transposition: (hint)
Q Y T E Y O F U B U Q E H I H T E C H T H S A U A O N S I T I T T T I E T T E L L S E A P L T N T
5. A Nihilist transposition: (hint)
T C I G R H N L A G T L I S A A O M O R N R I M N N E T R N K S A O E I S D L E I K H H H E R D F T A S O I E T I H N E B T K E
6. A Nihilist transposition where the keyword has been used to space the words in the message. (hint)
T O L F P T E E R B I V O P S N R E W O R L I T T E S E N E T O O H O F H H E H N Y H I O P F O S T G I P H E I E E T K I N U I B N R A A Y R R E E W L S T H T E E R D T S E A I R S R E A E R R E P E U E U R S S U I R R O F E S T R P O P A O R R B E E O N T T E E R T A H E R A R L A D I O E E Z E L Y A O A Y M S L U L W I Y N N O O S S T G T S H L W E Y M D M E A R E E U R I Y T P P R N Y N T Y O

Return to Math 4410/5410 <a href="m5410.html"> Home Page </a> <hr> Hint 1 for question 1

.A na si ti dna ,egassem siht fo dne eht ta (rettel ymmud artxe na) llun a si erehT

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Hint 1 for question 2

.51 yb 3 si sihT

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Hint 1 for question 3

.6 x 11 na si sihT

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Hint 1 for question 4

.7 x 7 a si sihT

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Hint 1 for question 5

.tsilihiN siht ni desopsnart era snmuloc dna swor htoB

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Hint 1 for question 6

.serauqs owt seriuqer egassem gnol sihT

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Hint 2 for question 1

.5 x 9 a si sihT

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Hint 2 for question 2

."sdnuos" si drow elbissop A

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Hint 2 for question 3

."smargyeldraY" si drow elbissop A

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Hint 2 for question 4

.edisni eht morf slarips sihT

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Hint 2 for question 5

.dohtem lanogaid a yb tuo nekat saw sihT

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Hint 2 for question 6

."wobniar" si drow elbissop A

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Hint 3 for question 1

."cisum" si drow elbissop A

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Hint 3 for question 2

.ynnon ynnon yeH

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Hint 3 for question 3

.swor neve eht esreveR

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Hint 3 for question 4

.egassem eht fo dne eht ta llun a si erehT

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Hint 3 for question 5

."hcraeser si drow elbissop A

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Hint 3 for question 6

. ... eht T fo N toof E ehT

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Answer to question 1

If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it A.

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Answer to question 2

Converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny. (-Much Ado About Nothing)

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Answer to question 3

For some real fun with simple transpositions take a slant at Bozo's Yardleygrams.

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Answer to question 4

It is not the quantity but the quality of speech that tells E.

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Answer to question 5

Research is like a blind man in the dark, looking for something that isn't there. (Nihilist key 7 1 5 3 6 2 4 8)

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Answer to question 6

The E foot N of T the E rainbow R is P never R where I you S think E it E is N. Perhaps T there E really R is P a R pot I of S gold E there E, but N there T are E many R more P pots R of I gold S that E you E will N surely T pass E by R on P your R way I to S realize E your E dreams N.

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