Matthew Parker's Decoder #2018-11

Did you pop November’s balloon code? Here it is again:

Matthew's Decoder #2018-11

How It Works

Write out each balloon as a five-digit number, where orange equals 1 and black equals 0:
10011—10100—01111—10010—11001

This code is written in binary. Starting on the far right, each place to the left is worth twice as much as the previous one.

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

1st

0 or 16

0 or 8

0 or 4

0 or 2

0 or 1


Add up the places to find a total between 1 and 26, then replace that number with its corresponding letter to discover the secret word.

Binary
00001
00010
00011
00100
00101
00110
00111
01000
01001
01010
01011
01100
01101

Total
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Letter
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M

Binary
01110
01111
10000
10001
10010
10011
10100
10101
10110
10111
11000
11001
11010

Total
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Letter
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


Look for a new code in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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