Crack code for entry

February 8, 2002

The University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, has hit on a novel way to attract students.

It aims to strengthen its computer science department by raising the number of students with excellent maths skills. Potential students who can decode a message composed of a string of digits are guaranteed entrance to the university and a chance to win a C$3,500 (£1,560) scholarship. So far, 100 students have cracked the code at

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