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June 14th, 2011, 10:59 PM
 Chandaman_05
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Help me solve my puzzle

So i'm new to cryptography and i'm trying to figure out this puzzle/cryptogram for a competition to figure out the new name of a company that he's decoded in a puzzle.

He started out with a system of equations:
81ß - 41δ+34µ+64φ+0Ω-801=0
41ß - 41δ+56µ+44φ+0Ω-3=0
25ß - 33δ+35µ+54φ+0Ω-68=0
63ß - 24δ+30µ+51φ+0Ω-6000=0
And using a matrix i figured out that
ß=68
δ=553
µ=231
φ=153
Ω=any number (Omega has to have some special significance since it has no effect on the answers mathematically since it has coefficient 0)

Now i'm supposed to find a key with these numbers and use that key to decipher the new name.
It's a software company so i'm guessing some sort of binary cipher.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and sorry if I sound too noob for you guys i'm just starting to learn this stuff and figured you could help!

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June 14th, 2011, 11:11 PM
 rdunne
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Without the encrypted text it's hard to say anything.

Thing that sticks out at me, though, is why Greek letters? Latin letters could've been used much more easily

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