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Crack the code . Can you. Then you will be genius.

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    $\begingroup$ What is the source of this puzzle? Or did you make it yourself? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Apr 6 '20 at 12:56
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    $\begingroup$ So, I found the likely source to this edited pic. listquiz.blogspot.com/2020/03/find-code-and-unlock-it.html - EDIT: It actually looks like it's from a different source as the above copied pic has curved corners; maybe a mobile app? How do we handle these? $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 Apr 7 '20 at 12:09

The number is



  • From the fourth clue, one of $3817$ is correct and well placed. It can't be $1$ (that would contradict the third clue) or $3$ or $7$ (that would contradict the second clue), so it must be $8$ in the second place.

  • From the second clue, two numbers are correct and well placed. We know $3$ and $7$ are not in the solution, so it must be $6$ in the first place and $4$ in the last place.

  • Now the third clue is valid with $6$ correct but wrongly placed.

  • Finally, in the first clue, $4$ is wrongly placed, and $3$ and $9$ are not part of the solution, so the last number must be $2$ in the third place.

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    $\begingroup$ Rand, you should be an experienced enough PSE member to know better than to answer questions that are obviously going to be put on hold for lack of attribution. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Apr 6 '20 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Gareth I'm here to have fun solving puzzles. There's no harm in that: it's not plagiarism since the OP isn't claiming to have made it themselves, and indeed there's no proof they didn't make it themselves. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Apr 6 '20 at 13:45
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    $\begingroup$ @DavyM Worth leaving that as a comment on the question - it might influence people to reopen-vote based on "benefit of the doubt" arguments. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Apr 6 '20 at 20:13

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