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I have this mental ability question where I am not getting the proper pattern:

If in a certain code language 'SOLDIER' is written as 'SFJDKNR' then how will 'GENIOUS' be written in that code language? TVPIMDF is the answer but why?

Please explain the same

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  • $\begingroup$ That seems arbitrary. From the first example it appears that $S,D,R$ are mapped to themselves but that is inconsistent with your answer. So, fine...it's not a simple substitution. But in that case I wouldn't think we'd have any where near enough information to crack the code. $\endgroup$
    – lulu
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any other information given (e.g., the type of code/cipher) being used? $\endgroup$
    – paw88789
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:19
  • $\begingroup$ @paw88789 No sir =_= $\endgroup$
    – yena shah
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ @lulu Sir, the answer was given in the book but I didn't understand the logic. $\endgroup$
    – yena shah
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ Then I tend to agree with lulu that there is not enough information to answer the question. $\endgroup$
    – paw88789
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:21

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I think the idea is to reverse the letter order, then move up the first three letters by one in the alphabet, move down the last three by one, and keep the middle letter fixed. At least, I think this is the answer the person who originally posed the problem was looking for.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh yes, I got this! Thank you so much!! :) $\endgroup$
    – yena shah
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ Nice one. I just hope they never have to encode <6 letters words. $\endgroup$
    – F.Carette
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:30

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