## Decode the message then think about it!

 A = 71 + 20 B = 49 + 89 C = 63 + 36 D = 30 + 16 E = 3 + 62 F = 17 + 69 G = 2 x 3 H = 12 x 6 I = 45 + 24 J = 28 - 12 K = 53 + 62 L = 109 + 92 M = 4 x 10 N = 21 - 9 O = 67 + 53 P = 27 - 18 R = 10 x 6 S = 84 + 17 T = 2 x 13 U = 8 x 3
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