This puzzle can be solved using the following concepts. Practice using these concepts and improve your skills.
GoalYou will be given a scrambled word phrase. You must unscramble the letters to reveal the original phrase. Each phrase has been scrambled by the following process:
1) Find every 2nd letter of the alphabet in the phrase (B, D, F, etc.) and reverse their order within the phrase.
Phrase: MOSTLY HARMLESS
2nd letters: TLHRL
Result: MOSLRY HALMTESS
2) Find every 3rd letter of the alphabet in the phrase (C, F, I, etc.) and shift their positions one to the right, with the last letter wrapped around to the first position.
Phrase: MOSLRY HALMTESS
3rd letters: OLRL
Result: MLSOLY HARMTESS
3) Find every 4th letter of the alphabet in the phrase (D, H, L, etc.) and shift their positions one to the left, with the first letter wrapped around to the last position.
Phrase: MLSOLY HARMTESS
4th letters: LLHT
Result: MLSOHY TARMLESS
4) Count the number of letters in each word, and reverse that list of numbers, re-applying the revised word lengths to the letter sequence.
Phrase: MLSOHY TARMLESS
Word lengths: 6, 8
Reversed: 8, 6
Result: MLSOHYTA RMLESS
Therefore, if your input is scrambled phrase MLSOHYTA RMLESS, you must return MOSTLY HARMLESS.
Line 1: A scrambled word phrase
The unscrambled phrase
Only upper-case characters [A-Z] are used.
ENID OL FNE
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