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# Mysterious Numbers

Cryptography
In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.Cryptography

If James' number is 87, Sally's number is 66, and John's number is 61, what is Matt's number?

### Answer

54. Use the code: Z=1, Y=2, X=3....B=25, A=26. M=14, A=26, T=7, T=7. 14+26+7+7=54.Hide Answer Show Answer

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FIRST ONE TO COMMENT, TOO COOL. I DID LIKE THIS ONE, EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T GET IT I GOT THE ADDING THING RIGHT THOUGH

Hmm..... let me say it was an OK teaser for me

I liked this one , but did I miss something? When I looked at the answer what was the Z, X, etc? Guess my mind is not working very well, totally stumped me

Redraptor start counting from Z instead of A as the first letter so if Z is 1 and X is 2 and Y is 3 then A is 26 B is 25 or something like that i hope i am right.

Easier than many, but cute.

Why did I add a comment here? I'm the author!

By a strange coincidence, if you go A=1, B=2 ... Z=26, Matt still equals 54!

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