A master criminal has broken into a jeweller`s strong room which has the walls lined with several thousand storage boxes protected by individual four digit combination lock codes.. Each storage box contains small bags of precious stones (diamonds etc.) so the total value of all the contents of the locked boxes in this room will be several million of ££s .

Each box is labelled with a letter and four digits and the thief has inside information and knows that the combination lock code for each individual box can be mathematically calculated using the Box Number .He also knows that the only digits used for the code will be 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5.

Eg ...........Box No J 0023 has a Combination Lock Code of 1215

However , each box has its Combination Lock Code engraved on the INSIDE and fortunately several of these boxes are empty and have been left OPEN . This means that the criminal can now list each open Box Number with its own Security Code , and , using this information will attempt to work out the method of calculating any Security Code from its Box Number.

His inside information has told him that there is one particular box containing the master list of what is contained in each box in the strong room...Box J 6383 ... so this is the box to open first.

Here is the list of open BOX numbers with their security CODES engraved on the inside.

Can you work out how the codes can be calculated and explain the method used to determine the combination lock code of Box J 6383 ?

.BOX = CODE..... BOX = CODE..... BOX = CODE

J 0023 = 1215.... E 2182 = 5225.... Z 6163 = 1445

H 0124 = 4441.... Z 2271 = 1552 .... J 6242 = 3545

C 0138 = 4513.... K 2380 = 5322 .... A 6322 = 4525

Y 0209 = 5554.... A 2408 = 4124 .... K 6481 = 3513

E 0215 = 3235.... Z 2494 = 4221 .... J 6519 = 1525

H 0262 = 1234.... Z 2812 = 5332 .... K 6620 = 3341

R 0448 = 5132.... A 2994 = 4425 .... J 6709 = 5355

R 0464 = 2135.... C 3010 = 5414 .... E 6999 = 4515

W 0496 = 2125 .... Z 3229 = 3321 .... A 7238 = 3222

R 0545 = 2545 .... D 3631 = 1152 .... E 7402 = 5454

A 0704 = 5122 .... L 3865 = 2545 .... A 7535 = 3555

A 0859 = 4453.... A 4089 = 4455 .... A 7713 = 5542

R 0871 = 5545 .... Z 4108 = 2414 .... A 7962 = 4431

Y 0926 = 4254 .... E 4111 = 3222 .... U 8056 = 5543

Z 1043 = 4455 .... A 4166 = 3325 .... E 8108 = 2332

V 1044 = 3442 .... K 4431 = 3552 .... E 8121 = 2522

U 1095 = 2245 .... A 4476 = 4343 .... E 8250 = 4531

U 1096 = 1142 .... S 4705 = 4133 .... Z 8596 = 1335

V 1192 = 4521 .... A 4707 = 2455 .... E 8391 = 3232

R 1244 = 1355 .... Z 4725 = 2325 .... A 8844 = 5432

H 1381 = 4255 .... J 5264 = 4524 .... A 8930 = 4545

E 1390 = 4251 .... Z 5271 = 1225 .... A 9024 = 5153

R 1479 = 1523 .... J 5362 = 5535 .... K 9139 = 3443

K 1533 = 5244 .... E 5567 = 3123 .... K 9356 = 2424

J 1853 = 5322 .... Z 5970 = 5452 .... A 9751 = 3242

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A master criminal has broken into a jeweller`s strong room which has the walls lined with several thousand storage boxes protected by individual four digit combination lock codes.. Each storage box contains small bags of precious stones (diamonds etc.) so the total value of all the contents of the locked boxes in this room will be several million of ££s .

Each box is labelled with a letter and four digits and the thief has inside information and knows that the combination lock code for each individual box can be mathematically calculated using the Box Number .He also knows that the only digits used for the code will be 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5.

Eg ...........

Box No J 0023has a Combination LockCode of 1215However , each box has its Combination Lock Code engraved on the

INSIDEand fortunately several of these boxes are empty and have been leftOPEN. This means that the criminal can now list each open Box Number with its own Security Code , and , using this information will attempt to work out the method of calculating any Security Code from its Box Number.His inside information has told him that there is one particular box containing the master list of what is contained in each box in the strong room...

Box J 6383... so this is the box to open first.Here is the list of open

BOXnumbers with their securityCODESengraved on the inside.Can you work out how the codes can be calculated and explain the method used to determine the combination lock code of

Box J 6383?.BOX = CODE..... BOX = CODE..... BOX = CODEJ 0023 = 1215.... E 2182 = 5225.... Z 6163 = 1445

H 0124 = 4441.... Z 2271 = 1552 .... J 6242 = 3545

C 0138 = 4513.... K 2380 = 5322 .... A 6322 = 4525

Y 0209 = 5554.... A 2408 = 4124 .... K 6481 = 3513

E 0215 = 3235.... Z 2494 = 4221 .... J 6519 = 1525

H 0262 = 1234.... Z 2812 = 5332 .... K 6620 = 3341

R 0448 = 5132.... A 2994 = 4425 .... J 6709 = 5355

R 0464 = 2135.... C 3010 = 5414 .... E 6999 = 4515

W 0496 = 2125 .... Z 3229 = 3321 .... A 7238 = 3222

R 0545 = 2545 .... D 3631 = 1152 .... E 7402 = 5454

A 0704 = 5122 .... L 3865 = 2545 .... A 7535 = 3555

A 0859 = 4453.... A 4089 = 4455 .... A 7713 = 5542

R 0871 = 5545 .... Z 4108 = 2414 .... A 7962 = 4431

Y 0926 = 4254 .... E 4111 = 3222 .... U 8056 = 5543

Z 1043 = 4455 .... A 4166 = 3325 .... E 8108 = 2332

V 1044 = 3442 .... K 4431 = 3552 .... E 8121 = 2522

U 1095 = 2245 .... A 4476 = 4343 .... E 8250 = 4531

U 1096 = 1142 .... S 4705 = 4133 .... Z 8596 = 1335

V 1192 = 4521 .... A 4707 = 2455 .... E 8391 = 3232

R 1244 = 1355 .... Z 4725 = 2325 .... A 8844 = 5432

H 1381 = 4255 .... J 5264 = 4524 .... A 8930 = 4545

E 1390 = 4251 .... Z 5271 = 1225 .... A 9024 = 5153

R 1479 = 1523 .... J 5362 = 5535 .... K 9139 = 3443

K 1533 = 5244 .... E 5567 = 3123 .... K 9356 = 2424

J 1853 = 5322 .... Z 5970 = 5452 .... A 9751 = 3242

A 6053 = 3245 .... Z 9800 = 3134

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