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Disclaimer This question came in an exam whose solution is available on the internet. So please do not google it's solution. I have modified the question slightly. Thanks.

So........


An alien civilization on a star far far away came to know about Earth and wanted to test smartness of humans.

They sent the following message in the form of ones and zeros.

Message 1

They sent it in the form of ones and zeros. Find out what it says.

00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 11111 01100 00100 00100 00011 10000 01000 10100 01000 10100 01101 10000 10001 00100 10001 11000 10001 00001 00010 00101 00100 01001 10110 01111 10100 00110 10000 01001 11000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 000

Tip The coded message is a abbreviation which may not make much sense.

What is the message?

All the best, earthlings!


Source of question : http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/inaoSr2010-S.pdf

Also this is my first question on this site, so please tell me if this question is a appropriate post on this site.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling. Is this from an ongoing contest? $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Feb 13 '18 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ No, I'll link the question paper. It is from INAO 2010 exam. $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads/wp-content/uploads/2016/… $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ Please go to question 14 $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ Cool. Also, it's nice to mention the source(as you have) once you accept an answer. Enjoy your time on Puzzling.SE :) $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Feb 13 '18 at 13:09
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When you

Align digits by lines of 29

You get :

00000000000000000000000000000
0111110 1100001000010000011100
00010001010001000101000110110
00010001001001000111000100010
00010001000101001000100110110
0111110 1000011010000010011100
00000000000000000000000000000

And we can read

INAO

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  • $\begingroup$ That is the full solution. Wow, this site is nice:) $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ Also, I am new to puzzling, so I don't understand what you did, what does formatted message mean? $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ And here I was, saying , if someone finds it's unsolvable....... and the question is solved in 5 minutes! I realize I must have sounded obnoxious. $\endgroup$ – Agile_Eagle Feb 13 '18 at 13:02
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    $\begingroup$ I edited my answer, maybe that's clearer now $\endgroup$ – Saeïdryl Feb 13 '18 at 13:02

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