# What's the secret text?

Poem:

The "shift" is not that rare

It is ancient, you will see

Jupiter is the key

14 15 92 65 35 89 79 ??

OGSULLOIOGRREYSGXZ

Hint

Complete the number sequence and find out how it will help you encode the letters

Big Hint

The number sequence is well known, the cipher was established by a Roman guy

The secret text is

iamofficiallysmart

The sequence is

The decimal digits of pi, so the next two digits are 32

Then using

A Caesar cipher with shift 32 gives the answer I AM OFFICIALLY SMART!

• Very well done :-) Jul 26 '18 at 19:39
• Where does Jupiter come in? Jul 27 '18 at 7:29
• Jupiter is the most important god in the Roman religion, thus narrowing the used cipher down to one used by the Romans. Jul 27 '18 at 8:23

iamofficiallysmart

So for the first part I figured out the missing number was:

32

This is because the sequence of numbers is just:

Pi (excluding the 3 of course)

Then to translate the text:

We know there are 26 letters of the alphabet so we take 32-26 = 6 and we shift each letter by -6 to get back to the original plain text.

• Ah a couple minutes too late with the answer!
– Jim
Jul 26 '18 at 19:43
• Yep, good job :) Jul 26 '18 at 19:43