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Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Copying and pasting the article into a word processor and then using the "replace" facility will quickly tell you how many of each letter there is.

The letters and their time values:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
.-
-...
-.-.
-..
.
..-.
--.
....
..
.---
-.-
.-..
--
4
6
8
5
1
6
7
4
2
10
7
6
6
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
-.
---
.--.
--.-
.-.
...
-
..-
...-
.--
-..-
-.--
--..
4
9
8
10
5
3
3
5
6
7
8
10
8

Is there much variation in the order of frequency of use of letters you found in the article and what is implied by the choice of symbols and time values used by Morse? Is E the most frequent letter in the article and I the next?

Your coded message might be longer or shorter than when you use Morse but it is just one possible message. How would you compare the two systems more generally?