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Homework Nightmare

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Hidden : 11/14/2015
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Geocache Description:

This Homework Nightmare cache is a companion puzzle to two other caches, Exam Nightmare and Piano Practice Nightmare . The solutions are completely different, but the spirit is the same.

You wake up from that horrible nightmare about exams and go look in on your child, who is doing arithmetic homework. Ah, you breathe a sigh of relief. Nothing ever changes in that subject. You have known how to do arithmetic since you were in grade school.

And yet, somehow all the addition problems on that homework sheet look very strange.

Surely, your child must be confused. Those certainly cannot be the right answers. Suddenly you realize you are in a new nightmare!

Even though the problems may look bizarre, the first six addition problems are answered correctly. All you have to do is answer the last six addition problems to get the cache coordinates.

         110011               111             1101010
        + 10110             + 101            +  11001
        -------             -----            --------
              1             11000             1100011

          11101             11011              110101
         + 1011           + 10111             +  1001
         ------           -------             -------
            100           1101110              110010

        1101111           1101011         11010111111
       +  11101          + 111101        +  101111100
       --------          --------        ------------
                Deg               .                    Min    

     1101011111          11010101           100010011
    + 110100110         + 1111100          +   110100
    -----------         ---------          ----------
                Deg               .                    Min    

This is a puzzle cache. It is not hidden at the posted coordinates. Solve it to get the real coordinates.

And as always, please refrain from putting spoilers in your logs.

The First To Find this cache were blandestk and theLadyBee. Congrats on solving a tricky one. You get an A+ on your homework.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Chmmyr: Nf lbh zvtug rkcrpg, gur qvtvg 1 ercerfragf bar bs fbzrguvat, naq gur qvtvg 0 ercerfragf mreb bs gung guvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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