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VTFOQ00ySXlOV3RhV0VsbllWZFpaMlZYT1RGSlIwNW9ZbWxDYTFwWFRuWmFSMVZuWkVkb2NHTjNQVDA9

Someone sent me this, and I can't solve it. I need help.

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    $\begingroup$ im very confused as to if this is an actual puzzle or a guy genuinely confused by what the code means $\endgroup$
    – L_Church
    Mar 22, 2018 at 8:43
  • $\begingroup$ I was actually confused but now I am not. $\endgroup$ Mar 22, 2018 at 14:21

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Original:

VTFOQ00ySXlOV3RhV0VsbllWZFpaMlZYT1RGSlIwNW9ZbWxDYTFwWFRuWmFSMVZuWkVkb2NHTjNQVDA9

Base64 (1):

U1NCM2IyNWtaWElnYVdZZ2VXOTFJR05oYmlCa1pXTnZaR1VnZEdocGN3PT0=

Base64 (2):

SSB3b25kZXIgaWYgeW91IGNhbiBkZWNvZGUgdGhpcw==

Base64 (3):

I wonder if you can decode this

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    $\begingroup$ Could you please explain your answer more? $\endgroup$
    – NL628
    Mar 22, 2018 at 2:44
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think it's base64 though. I've tried translating from base64, did not work. $\endgroup$ Mar 22, 2018 at 2:51
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    $\begingroup$ @NL628 The string is encoded with the Base64 encoding scheme. If you decode it three times, you get the solution. $\endgroup$
    – user46960
    Mar 22, 2018 at 17:19
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This is Base64 encoded 'I wonder if you can decode this' 3 times.

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    $\begingroup$ Took me longer to write any of this than to figure it out (had to go back and replicate the number of iterations I think it ended up being four times) so that I could provide the how the answer was discovered. SimpleMath though obviously posted long before I did. Something about the "construct" though looked familiar, as unnatural as that is. :/ $\endgroup$
    – user46894
    Mar 22, 2018 at 2:58

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