Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Towson University Mathematics Club

Questions of the Month

Upper Level Problem

Solve the congruence \[ \begin{pmatrix} 9 & 23 & 26 \\26 & 2 & 27 \\ 5 & 26 & 8\end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ x_2 \\ x_3 \end{pmatrix} \equiv \begin{pmatrix} 14 \\ 24 \\ 9 \end{pmatrix} \pmod {26}. \]

Mid Level Problem

We have recieved a transimission from an unknown person and we need help to decipher it.
Make sense of the following picture and give your answer as plain text english.
(Hint: To solve this count multiple occurence and create a frequency table, compare it to the most frequent letters appearing in English.)

Cipher Text

Math Triva Question

What is the famous book which the above cipher is featured in?

Answers:

Answers to the questions of the month will be given at the last meeting of each month and and will be posted here shortly after.

 

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