The Bronzeville Numbers Unbreakable? Part 1

Josh Olson says his numbers code is unbreakable. Do you like puzzles, sudoku? If so have fun and contact us to tell us what you find. Maybe in sheer numbers we can brute force the answer.

What has been said

  • Said that it is not based on crypto
  • Told to throw out all crypto knowledge
  • Number crunching – Wrong direction
  • Said to be unbreakable due to (interpretation) it being random
  • Does not appear to be letter substitution
  • Josh Olson does not have a math background

Winning Numbers By Episode

Episode Who 1st Number 2nd Number 3rd Number
Ep 1 Announced 6 42 63
Ep 2 Announced 42 52 72
Ep 3 Announced 2 11 75
Ep 4 Announced 27
Ep 5 Announced 7 37
Ep 6 Announced 4 48 58
Ep 7 Announced 7 27
Ep 8 Announced 8 45 51
Ep 9 Announced 2 12 22
Ep 10 Announced 7  18

The Numbers

  • 6 42 63 42 52 72 2 11 75 27 7 37 4 48 58 7 27 8 45 51 2 12 22 7 18
  • 6,42,63,42,52,72,2,11,75,27,7,37,4,48,58,7,27,8,45,51,2,12,22,7,18
  • Reverse 81,7,22,21,2,15,54,8,72,7,85,84,4,73,7,72,57,11,2,27,25,24,36,24,6
  • 25 numbers
  • Total 745
  • Mean 29.8
  • Median 27
  • Sample Standard Deviation 23.52
  • Episode Numbers in Sequence – 1,6,42,63,2,42,52,72,3,2,11,75,4,27,5,7,37,6,4,48,58,7,7,27,8,8,45,51,9,2,12,22,10,7,18

Attempted Some Standard Crypto Cracking 

 

Answer in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The answer is 42

 

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