Monoalphabetic Geometry

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This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here.


A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced by $x$.
Following are some of the English words that consist of those letters, and their meaning:

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ enter image description here

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

– What are the letters that $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ replace, respectively?
– What is the symbol that $x$ replace?

Here’s a picture, in case the unicode is not working.

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  • Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
    – Greg
    Nov 28 at 15:18

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    Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 15:19

  • So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:10

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This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here.


A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced by $x$.
Following are some of the English words that consist of those letters, and their meaning:

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ enter image description here

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

– What are the letters that $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ replace, respectively?
– What is the symbol that $x$ replace?

Here’s a picture, in case the unicode is not working.

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  • Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
    – Greg
    Nov 28 at 15:18

  • 1

    Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 15:19

  • So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:10

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19
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up vote
19
down vote

favorite

This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here.


A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced by $x$.
Following are some of the English words that consist of those letters, and their meaning:

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ enter image description here

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

– What are the letters that $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ replace, respectively?
– What is the symbol that $x$ replace?

Here’s a picture, in case the unicode is not working.

share|improve this question

This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here.


A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced by $x$.
Following are some of the English words that consist of those letters, and their meaning:

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ enter image description here

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

– What are the letters that $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ replace, respectively?
– What is the symbol that $x$ replace?

Here’s a picture, in case the unicode is not working.

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  • Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
    – Greg
    Nov 28 at 15:18

  • 1

    Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 15:19

  • So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:10

  • Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
    – Greg
    Nov 28 at 15:18

  • 1

    Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 15:19

  • So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:10

Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
– Greg
Nov 28 at 15:18

Are the open circles in the first and second lines different sizes?
– Greg
Nov 28 at 15:18

1

1

Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 15:19

Yes, the (open) circle in the second line is a small circle.
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 15:19

So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
– Dorrulf
Nov 28 at 18:10

So do the shapes on the right come out to be the definition of the word on the left?
– Dorrulf
Nov 28 at 18:10

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Answer:

$a$ = r, $b$ = i, $c$ = t, $d$ = e, $x$ = $∠$
Note: The shapes on the right are combined to make a symbol representing the word on the left.

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ upward arrowhead

Word = rite
Depiction = Masonic ritual symbol (per @Timoris) or Wicca ritual pentacle, triangle + arrowhead make a star (intended answer per @Chrone)

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

Word = tire
Depiction = tire image

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

Word = tier
Depiction = (per @Timoris) tier image

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

Okay, I found this one to be particularly clever:
$x$ is $∠$
thus $cab$ + $x$ = $x$ + becomes
tri $∠$ = $∠$ +
or rather:
triangle = $△$

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  • The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:13

  • Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • 2

    I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
    – Timoris
    Nov 28 at 18:36

  • 1

    @Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:55

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Answer:

$a$ = r, $b$ = i, $c$ = t, $d$ = e, $x$ = $∠$
Note: The shapes on the right are combined to make a symbol representing the word on the left.

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ upward arrowhead

Word = rite
Depiction = Masonic ritual symbol (per @Timoris) or Wicca ritual pentacle, triangle + arrowhead make a star (intended answer per @Chrone)

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

Word = tire
Depiction = tire image

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

Word = tier
Depiction = (per @Timoris) tier image

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

Okay, I found this one to be particularly clever:
$x$ is $∠$
thus $cab$ + $x$ = $x$ + becomes
tri $∠$ = $∠$ +
or rather:
triangle = $△$

share|improve this answer

  • The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:13

  • Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • 2

    I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
    – Timoris
    Nov 28 at 18:36

  • 1

    @Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:55

up vote
17
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accepted

Answer:

$a$ = r, $b$ = i, $c$ = t, $d$ = e, $x$ = $∠$
Note: The shapes on the right are combined to make a symbol representing the word on the left.

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ upward arrowhead

Word = rite
Depiction = Masonic ritual symbol (per @Timoris) or Wicca ritual pentacle, triangle + arrowhead make a star (intended answer per @Chrone)

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

Word = tire
Depiction = tire image

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

Word = tier
Depiction = (per @Timoris) tier image

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

Okay, I found this one to be particularly clever:
$x$ is $∠$
thus $cab$ + $x$ = $x$ + becomes
tri $∠$ = $∠$ +
or rather:
triangle = $△$

share|improve this answer

  • The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:13

  • Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • 2

    I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
    – Timoris
    Nov 28 at 18:36

  • 1

    @Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:55

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up vote
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Answer:

$a$ = r, $b$ = i, $c$ = t, $d$ = e, $x$ = $∠$
Note: The shapes on the right are combined to make a symbol representing the word on the left.

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ upward arrowhead

Word = rite
Depiction = Masonic ritual symbol (per @Timoris) or Wicca ritual pentacle, triangle + arrowhead make a star (intended answer per @Chrone)

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

Word = tire
Depiction = tire image

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

Word = tier
Depiction = (per @Timoris) tier image

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

Okay, I found this one to be particularly clever:
$x$ is $∠$
thus $cab$ + $x$ = $x$ + becomes
tri $∠$ = $∠$ +
or rather:
triangle = $△$

share|improve this answer

Answer:

$a$ = r, $b$ = i, $c$ = t, $d$ = e, $x$ = $∠$
Note: The shapes on the right are combined to make a symbol representing the word on the left.

$abcd = large ○ normalsize + ▿ + $ upward arrowhead

Word = rite
Depiction = Masonic ritual symbol (per @Timoris) or Wicca ritual pentacle, triangle + arrowhead make a star (intended answer per @Chrone)

$cbad = large ● normalsize + small ○ $

Word = tire
Depiction = tire image

$cbda = text{△} normalsize + — + – $

Word = tier
Depiction = (per @Timoris) tier image

$cab normalsize + x = x +$

Okay, I found this one to be particularly clever:
$x$ is $∠$
thus $cab$ + $x$ = $x$ + becomes
tri $∠$ = $∠$ +
or rather:
triangle = $△$

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answered Nov 28 at 18:01

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  • The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:13

  • Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • 2

    I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
    – Timoris
    Nov 28 at 18:36

  • 1

    @Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:55

  • The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:13

  • Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
    – Dorrulf
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:18

  • 2

    I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
    – Timoris
    Nov 28 at 18:36

  • 1

    @Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
    – Chrone
    Nov 28 at 18:55

The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:13

The last one is right under your nose. Although, I feel obligated to tell you that I should have use a pure symbol to replace the last one because it’s not even a letter. I let it go because I thought that $x$ could pass off as a cross somehow, I guess not. It’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry!
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:13

Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
– Dorrulf
Nov 28 at 18:18

Oh. Alright, I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!
– Dorrulf
Nov 28 at 18:18

So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:18

So to speak, $x$ is one of the unicode symbols that is not a letter and I can assure you that it will become clear once you found out what it is!
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:18

2

2

I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
– Timoris
Nov 28 at 18:36

I think the first might be rot13(n serrznfba flzoby, gur bar jvgu gur pbzcnff) and the third is simply a rot13(gevnatyr jvgu gjb ubevmbagny yvarf fcyvggvat vg vagb 3 gvref).
– Timoris
Nov 28 at 18:36

1

1

@Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:55

@Timoris It’s cool that you somehow connect it to r13(Znfbavp evghny flzoby) when I actually aimed for a simple r13(Jvppn evghny cragnpyr, gevnatyr + neebjurnq znxr n fgne). I’d say It’s good enough for me to accept. Also, you are right about third one.
– Chrone
Nov 28 at 18:55

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