The Nazi’s Enigma Machine

158,962,555,217,826,360,000, seems like a very large number and well it is! This very number which  you may not know showed up during the horrid time of World War II. This number, represents the  different ways you could encode a message with the Nazi’s Enigma Machine. The Nazi Enigma Machine was used throughout World War II, since the Nazi’s thought their code was unbreakable.  The machine consisted of three spinning knobs in the machine (five to chose from), which were plugs that switched the letter’s, E with I, O with H, and so on.  In theory many believe that this code is just a giant loop!  Numbers are more than tools in math but are also key to message’s and our everyday simple human lives!

Author: Alan M.

Edited: Sami R.


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