Matthew Parker's Decoder #2011-9

See if you can solve the problem! Did you find all those math problems at the end of the Jones & Parker Mystery in September 2011 issue of Clubhouse magazine? If you didn't, here they are again:

How It Works:
If you've been busting codes for long, you're probably familiar with this simple code key where A=1, B=2, etc. To break this code, all you have to do is solve the math problem and find the correct number to decode. In other words, 2+2=4, and 4=D. Now you try it!

History shows that the Babylonians and Egyptians started using complex mathematics around the time of the Exodus that's mentioned in the Bible. The math better helped them understand construction, astronomy and taxes!

Look for another secret message next month!

Copyright © 2011 by Christopher Maselli. Used by permission. Illustration © Gary Locke.