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If tick looks like this:

tick

What does tock look like?

Hint:

Its to do with the angles

Hint 2:

Don't lose your bearings

Hint 3:

Try multiplication

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  • $\begingroup$ Is it related to English shorthand notation? Or does have to do with lines and angles given?? $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter May 6 '16 at 23:54
  • $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter based on the math tag alone I'd go for the latter - perhaps some kind of tutrle-based movement from the letters? $\endgroup$ – jhabbott May 7 '16 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter I'll give a hint. Its to do with the angles $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 7 '16 at 7:58
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    $\begingroup$ Is the drawing to scale? $\endgroup$ – Xylius May 7 '16 at 8:10
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, I meant the angles $\endgroup$ – Xylius May 7 '16 at 8:13
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tock Looks like this

enter image description here

Bearings:

Absolute bearings are measured from 0 as North all the way around to 360 in a clockwise direction.

tick corresponds to the letters

t = 20
i = 9
c = 3
k = 11
The four bearings for the lines are calculated by multiplying the values of the adjacent letters.
ti = 180
ic = 27
ck = 33
kt = 220

Therefore tock is:

t = 20
o = 15
c = 3
k = 11
The four bearings for the lines are calculated by multiplying the values of the adjacent letters.
to = 300
oc = 45
ck = 33
kt = 220

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, you have got it bang on $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 11 '16 at 19:57
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I think I have it

The diagram's angles are bearing that are calculated dividing 360
degrees by the position of the letter in the alphabet:
T: 360/20=18
I: 360/9=40
C: 360/3=120
Not sure what to do with the K

The angles produce a diagram like this:
enter image description here Using the same logic for Tock:
T: 360/20=18
O: 360/15=24
C: 360/3=120
Again I can't find a function for the K

Hence "Tock" looks like this:
enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ I have added another hint, i'm afraid those are the wrong type of angles $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 7 '16 at 11:12
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry about the spoiler tag blunder :s $\endgroup$ – Xylius May 7 '16 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ Close but no cigar, the only numbers you need to calculate the bearings are the letters in the alphabet, not 360 $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 7 '16 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil OK, but what a coincidence, though. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast May 11 '16 at 19:12

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