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#1 2020-09-14 09:07:01

AcidBurn39
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Registered: 2020-08-11
Posts: 120

LOST :(

Do I need to know coding language?
Completely lost on this one.
How to start?
Any hints please? Guided solution??

Last edited by AcidBurn39 (2020-09-15 07:03:01)

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#2 2020-09-14 15:18:21

mcwuzzy
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Registered: 2020-01-27
Posts: 34

Re: LOST :(

AcidBurn39 wrote:

Do I need to know coding language?
Compl;etely lost on this one.
How to start?
Any hints please? Guided solution??

You can solve it without understanding coding

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The first thing to notice is We must change the instruction to Deny Match, Find Rebel just won't work

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The code is just a loop selecting a different letter from the instruction at each iteration

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index increments from 0

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changes takes the value from it's list that corresponds to the value of index

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The first loop it is 1, the second loop it is 1, the third loop it is -2, the fourth loop it is 4, etc.

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offset becomes its own value plus the current value of changes

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the first loop it is 0 (initial offset value) + 1 (the first changes value

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this makes the first letter to be printed E as DENY MATCH is numbered 0123456789 (4 is the space)

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loop 2 offset then becomes 2, 1 (its current value) plus 1, the second changes value and the letter is N

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loop 3 offset then becomes 0, 2 (its current value) plus -2, the third changes value = 2 and the letter is D

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loop 4 offset then becomes 4, 0 (its current value) plus 4, the fourth changes value = 2 and the letter is space

and continue to the end!

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#3 2020-09-15 07:23:45

AcidBurn39
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Registered: 2020-08-11
Posts: 120

Re: LOST :(

SOLVED
The upper hints help smile

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E - -
T - -
A - - - - - -

Last edited by AcidBurn39 (2020-09-15 07:33:54)

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