My son is 12 years old and his task was to find an English word from these numbers:
13; -8; 2; 2; -6; 12; 2; 6; -1; -12
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 S T U V W X Y Z 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
I'm currently at work where I have almost asked everyone of my colleagues but no one was able to solve it which is ridiculous because it's made for children, supposed to be solved in minutes I assume.
We have already tried to directly assign the letters to the numbers (
13 = M, 2 = B etc.), leaving the negative numbers away at first because we had no idea how to treat them. We also thought that negative numbers will go reverse the alphabet, starting with
Z and going back to
What is more, we have also tried to find some function / formula that creates this sequence of numbers which may have helped us, but we couldn't find such function either.
Any ideas? This is really frustrating!