Enigma 456: Top heat
13 July 2018
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From New Scientist #1607, 7th April 1988 [link]
“Look at this four-figure temperature,” the furnace foreman said, “it’s HEAT.”
“That’s funny, the temperature of my furnace is HOTS,” said the foreman of the adjacent furnace.
As usual, I’ve replaced digits consistently with letters to confuse you, different letters being used for different digits. One of the above temperatures is on the centigrade scale and the other is on the Fahrenheit scale. In each case if you start with the given temperature and translate it to the other scale you get the same digits you started with, but in a different order.
Funnily enough, the same thing happens for the TOP temperature.
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