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Law and Order

Letter Equations are well known phrases or facts where the key words have been replaced with the first letter of that word. These are often in the form of an equation, which contain a number, an = sign and the rest of the obscured phrase or fact.

 

Puzzle ID:#34634
Fun:*** (2.59)
Difficulty:*** (2.59)
Category:Letter-Equations
Submitted By:dolphingurl12Aus******
Corrected By:scallio

 

 

 



282 = N of L in H C



Answer

282 = Number of Laws in Hammurabi's Code

Hammurabi was a great leader of Babylonia, located in Mesopotamia. He established this code to unify his people and spread law evenly across the land.

Example of a law:

"If any one steals cattle or sheep, or an ass, or a pig or a goat, if it belonged to a god or to the court, the thief shall pay thirty fold; if they belonged to a freed man of the king he shall pay tenfold; if the thief has nothing with which to pay he shall be put to death."

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