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Math Challenge #1: Simultaneous Equations

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Hidden : 11/27/2009
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The cache is not at the coordinates listed above.


GOT MATH? For some solving a math problem is like listening to wonderful music; it brings pleasure to the very core of their being. For others solving a math problem brings on headaches and nausea. If you are one of the former, then enjoy the task presented below. If you are one of the latter, then phone a friend!

Your task is to solve the simultaneous equations:

The answers for A, B, C, D, E and F are all integer values (positive or negative).

Once you have solved the equations, the cache is at:

N 44 x and W 068 y

where x = (880A + 1300B - 720C + 3501D + 500E + 1000F)/1000

and y = (1260A + 1807B + 612C + 2960D - 800E + 973F)/1000


You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.


Congratulations to benandtina for FTF.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abar arrqrq; vg'f jnl gbb rnfl.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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