Ha, ha! Yes, I'm starting to learn a bit about that! Thanks!
@ukla You are way overthinking this 😅. Keep it simple.
On January 16, 2021 at 9:29AM EST ukla wrote:
Okay, I'm going to give in to my need to talk about this. Based on the shape of the math problem, I searched online to see if there was a pythagorean cipher, there was. And when what I found(just an image, really)about the pythagorean cipher online told me that all numbers MUST be reduced to a single digit. I believed it.
Using 6 for O (O=15, 1+5=6), results in all sorts of interesting possibilities and a need for further research. When you reduce, each of the x's has 3 letters associated with it. AJS, ENW, DMV, respectively. I'll skip a bunch about reasoning out which letters it ought to be, letter-combining into phrases, searching for names of theorem masters, etc., and skip to "Masters of Many Theorems" as a support for what the answer might be, as well as the words "novel" and "steering" near the end of M's discussion. Some searching yields a novel* where the driver named Euclid* Madden* steers* his streetcar into Teddy Roosevelt. If you constrain your answers to the book(a review of)and to beginning with the x-letters, yields Sherlock, Euclid, Madden - but the red lines M gives are all the same length - it would be convenient if there were a Jacobi in the book... even more awesome if Sherlock and Watson could be replaced by Hay, Bly and ? A much more "National Treasure" line of solution-finding, which I admit, though incomplete here, appeals to me.