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The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?
Mhk pyodm gzbak mhbm Y abr jkzz okqkqlko jbd b zbowk gzkbdbrm qkbcej jymh b gerc ep azkbo jbmko yr ym. Deqk dhbcx mokkd zkbrkc eiko ym, brc otdhkd brc jbmko-zyzykd wokj bm mhk ckkg krc. Eiko mhk hkcwk er erk dyck jk zeenkc yrme b gzetwhkc pykzc, brc er mhk emhko jk zeenkc eiko b wbmk bm eto qbdmko'd hetdk, jhyah dmeec lx mhk oebcdyck; bm mhk meg ep mhk qkbcej jbd b woeik ep pyo mokkd, brc bm mhk lemmeq b otrryrw loeen eikohtrw lx b dmkkg lbrn.
Jhyzk Y jbd xetrw Y zyikc tger qx qemhko'd qyzn, bd Y aetzc rem kbm wobdd. Yr mhk cbxmyqk Y obr lx hko dyck, brc bm rywhm Y zbx cejr azedk lx hko. Jhkr ym jbd hem jk tdkc me dmbrc lx mhk gerc yr mhk dhbck ep mhk mokkd, brc jhkr ym jbd aezc jk hbc b ryak jboq dhkc rkbo mhk woeik.
The piece of text is from the original book and should read:
The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a ploughed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
While I was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a nice warm shed near the grove.
a has been represented by b.
b has been represented by l.
c has been represented by a.
d has been represented by c.
e has been represented by k.
f has been represented by p.
g has been represented by w.
h has been represented by h.
i has been represented by y.
j has been represented by s.
k has been represented by n.
l has been represented by z.
m has been represented by q.
n has been represented by r.
o has been represented by e.
p has been represented by g.
q has been represented by u.
r has been represented by o.
s has been represented by d.
t has been represented by m.
u has been represented by t.
v has been represented by i.
w has been represented by j.
x has been represented by f.
y has been represented by x.
z has been represented by v.
On which side of a cup...
...is it best to have the handle?
Hint: It's neither LEFT not RIGHT.
Answer: The outside!
If a bottle weighs eight ounces plus half a bottle, what is the weight of a bottle and a half?
As a bottle weighs eight ounces plus half a bottle we can write this as:
B = 8 + ½B
Take ½ from both sides to get:
½B = 8
So B = 16, which means B + ½B = 24.
Three men, Alan, Brian, Charles and their respective wives, Ada, Betty and Cathy, were hunting in deepest Peru, when they came across a large river.
Luckily there was one boat, however, it could only carry two people at the same time.
Due to bitter jealousy, no woman could be left with another man unless her husband was present.
How did they manage to cross the river?
Hint: Alan and Ada could cross first.
Alan and Ada cross and Alan returns.
Betty and Cathy cross and Ada returns.
Brian and Charles cross and Brian and Betty return.
Alan and Brian cross and Cathy returns.
Ada and Betty cross and Charles returns.
Charles and Cathy make the final crossing.