Rule g only states aristocrats, patristocrats, and xenocryptsOn the same topic, I'd assume that would be true also for any affine cipher's (although that might be harder to ensure) because they are also just monoalphabetic substitutions.
Sure!can someone explain to me multiplicative inverse with euclidean algorithm? I have been able to get most of the affine cipher except for this bit.
Sure!can someone explain to me multiplicative inverse with euclidean algorithm? I have been able to get most of the affine cipher except for this bit.
Suppose you want to find the multiplicative inverse of 8 modulus 27.
(Little math side note: this is a solution for x in the Diophantine equation )
We proceed by using the regular Euclidean algorithm:
Divide 27 by 8.
Divide 8 by 3.
Divide 5 by 3.
Divide 3 by 2.
Now that we have a 1 at the end, we can proceed to the extended Euclidean algorithm. First, rearrange the equations.
Equation 1:
Equation 2:
Equation 3:
Equation 4:
Now.. we can substitute equation 3 into equation 4:
And then equation 2:
And then equation 1:
Rearrange a little...
Now, we have solved the Diophantine equation.
Here's the trick: we set the equation modulus 27.
So, the multiplicative inverse of 8 mod 27 is 17.
This won't take nearly as long once you get used to it.
That works well with relatively small numbers, but it's very tedious with larger numbers, especially with 4-function calculators. The extended Euclidean algorithm works for much larger numbers, and you can verify that you didn't make any mistakes along the way just by testing your latest equation.Sure!can someone explain to me multiplicative inverse with euclidean algorithm? I have been able to get most of the affine cipher except for this bit.
Suppose you want to find the multiplicative inverse of 8 modulus 27.
(Little math side note: this is a solution for x in the Diophantine equation )
We proceed by using the regular Euclidean algorithm:
Divide 27 by 8.
Divide 8 by 3.
Divide 5 by 3.
Divide 3 by 2.
Now that we have a 1 at the end, we can proceed to the extended Euclidean algorithm. First, rearrange the equations.
Equation 1:
Equation 2:
Equation 3:
Equation 4:
Now.. we can substitute equation 3 into equation 4:
And then equation 2:
And then equation 1:
Rearrange a little...
Now, we have solved the Diophantine equation.
Here's the trick: we set the equation modulus 27.
So, the multiplicative inverse of 8 mod 27 is 17.
This won't take nearly as long once you get used to it.
Well honestly I have no idea what you did so here's what I do
(Also generally it's mod 26 not 27)
Let's use 5 as a example
5x = 1mod26
Add 26 to one until it's divisable by 5
1, 27, 53, 79, 105
105 is divisable by 5
105/5 is 21
21 is the mod inverse of 5
Even using UTFs example- 8x=1mod27
1, 28, 55, 82, 109, 136
136/8 is 17
Nationals winner here. We were at 1 minute 51 seconds.Not a math question,
What do you guys think would be a good score on the timed question? Last year, I believe the nationals winner was sub-2 minutes, but it was a short cipher. Of course, thank goodness it is no longer weighted so heavily.
I know that including a sqrt key harms nothing.I'm having trouble finding a true 4-function calculator. Most of the simple ones also include percent and/or square root keys. Does anyone know if those are OK for this event?
As long as it doesn't have trig functions you should be set.I'm having trouble finding a true 4-function calculator. Most of the simple ones also include percent and/or square root keys. Does anyone know if those are OK for this event?
Per the Calculator Policy, square root functionality is permitted. If the calculator includes trigonometric functions, etc. it would not be allowed. Any calculator with modulus capabilities would not be permitted.As long as it doesn't have trig functions you should be set.I'm having trouble finding a true 4-function calculator. Most of the simple ones also include percent and/or square root keys. Does anyone know if those are OK for this event?
(Of course it's fairly easy to calculate the modulus anyway by just dividing, subtracting the integer part, and then multiplying again, e.g. 7/3 = 2.333333; 0.333333 * 3 = 1)Per the Calculator Policy, square root functionality is permitted. If the calculator includes trigonometric functions, etc. it would not be allowed. Any calculator with modulus capabilities would not be permitted.As long as it doesn't have trig functions you should be set.I'm having trouble finding a true 4-function calculator. Most of the simple ones also include percent and/or square root keys. Does anyone know if those are OK for this event?
Too many. See the Codebusters Wiki for information.Do you guys have any tips or tricks on any of the codes in this event? For some reason in my area, they changed Game On B to Codebusters B.
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