My brother Yzarc is always trying to be clever.
Today he claims that 2 equals 10w43e25s10e36n31w.
Why does he say that?

I asked my brother why he chose this particular expression, and he said it was because

in one sense, 2 is the largest number.

Hint 2: When pressed about why this particular location, Yzarc states:

This Summer is too hot and so I'm taking a vacation

Hint 3: This equation has nothing to do with coordinates or math. Try a simple but unexpected approach and consider the numbers and letters involved. The only thing Yzarc used to create it was a

Certain type of book (paper or online)

Hint 4:


  • $\begingroup$ rot 13 (Jura V frnepurq sbe 41 jrfg naq 53 rnfg, V tbg n erfhyg Rnfg Jrfg Fgerrg juvpu nhgube jnf vafcverq ol riragf va Hxenvar juvpu nyfb cregnvaf gb 2aq uvag.) Is it correct approach?? $\endgroup$ Aug 2 '20 at 16:36
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, you do not need a computer or anything remotely so complicated to find the solution; it will be straightforward and clear... once solved. The book/reference will be needed though. : ) $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Aug 2 '20 at 18:40


E = East, W = West, N = North, S = South

we see that

W = 10 + 31 = 41

E = 43 + 10 = 53

N = 36

S = 25

So we are net

11 in North(36 - 25)(south is subtracted as the direction is opposite) and

12 in East (53 - 41)(west is subtracted as the direction is opposite)


Putting these coordinates (11N 12E) in Google Maps, we see that that Plus code of the location is 2222+22. This location is in Nigeria

Looking at the origins of name yzarc https://www.names.org/n/yzarc/about in International Interest for Yzarc section. I do see some interest in Nigeria in this name.

And so, I believe this why your brother equates it.

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    $\begingroup$ I thought it was just Crazy in reverse $\endgroup$ Jul 31 '20 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ Your first step is correct. But since n = north, it does not also equal any numbers. $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Jul 31 '20 at 20:10

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