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Two detectives - Tom and Mark, are solving a murder mystery. They suspect that the murderer (or rather, the one who ordered the murder) is a very popular politician, Sean. So, they are secretly investigating the case.

One day, Mark receives this SMS on his phone, from Tom:

Sean knows us. I'm Hiding. Open your door.

Mark opens his door, and finds a bag, full of dairy items and groceries. He searches the bag, and finds a notebook. The notebook is all new, and only one page has been written upon.

The page looks like the maths homework of a 7-year old student. It contains the following text:

BASIC MathematIcs


8+0=8
6/6=1
7-3=4
8x2=16
6+8=14
8-3=5
3+2=5
7-2=5
7x9=63
8/4=2
6+9=15
7-6=1
3-2=1
4x8=32
4+8=12
5+2=7

After going through this page, Mark understands where Tom is hiding.

So, where is Tom hiding, and how did Mark know this?

P.S. This is my first puzzle on this site, and I am not very familiar with tags. So please correct the tags if you think I missed something

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! This seems like a pretty good puzzle, and you got the tags perfect. I hope I see you around here more! c: $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 29 '16 at 13:13
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome; a nice start, clear, concise and interesting. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 29 '16 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I was used to reading the puzzles here. So today I decided to give you all a puzzle! $\endgroup$ – dryairship Apr 29 '16 at 13:14
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Answer:

P.Bird's Hotel, room number 004

Explanation:

We look at the left side of equation as a 2-digit numbers (80,66,73,...).

Each of these numbers are the decimal code of Ascii character.

We get the text "PBIRDS HOTEL 004".

Ascii Table

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    $\begingroup$ Yes you are right! But there was one more hint in the line - "BASIC MathematIcs". If you exclude the camel-case characters, the rest of the capitals can be arranged to form ASCII. $\endgroup$ – dryairship Apr 30 '16 at 11:26

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