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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

5 and 6, however, are in play, because they can become sums in multiple ways. The need to consider this is one of the most difcfulit parts of this puzzle. The crucial thing to rebmemer is that there’s no guarantee that B’s number is on A’s list— those are just the pstseiibloiis from A’s perevcistpe that would allow B to deduce A’s number. That ambiguity forces us to go through unintuitive multi-step processes like: consider a product, see what sums can result from its factors, then break those apart and see what products can ruslet. We’ll soon have to do something similar going from sums to products and back to sums.

## Open Cloze

5 and 6, however, are in play, because they can become sums in multiple ways. The need to consider this is one of the most _________ parts of this puzzle. The crucial thing to ________ is that there’s no guarantee that B’s number is on A’s list— those are just the _____________ from A’s ___________ that would allow B to deduce A’s number. That ambiguity forces us to go through unintuitive multi-step processes like: consider a product, see what sums can result from its factors, then break those apart and see what products can ______. We’ll soon have to do something similar going from sums to products and back to sums.

## Solution

1. remember
2. difficult
3. result
4. possibilities
5. perspective

## Original Text

5 and 6, however, are in play, because they can become sums in multiple ways. The need to consider this is one of the most difficult parts of this puzzle. The crucial thing to remember is that there’s no guarantee that B’s number is on A’s list— those are just the possibilities from A’s perspective that would allow B to deduce A’s number. That ambiguity forces us to go through unintuitive multi-step processes like: consider a product, see what sums can result from its factors, then break those apart and see what products can result. We’ll soon have to do something similar going from sums to products and back to sums.

## Important Words

1. ambiguity
2. break
3. crucial
4. deduce
5. difficult
6. factors
7. forces
8. guarantee
9. multiple
10. number
11. parts
12. perspective
13. play
14. possibilities
15. processes
16. product
17. products
18. puzzle
19. remember
20. result
21. similar
22. sums
23. unintuitive
24. ways