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  Word and Letter Play

Double Code
Q In the following code, each symbol stands for two possible letters:

+ stands for I or A
* stands for B or W
= stands for C or T
& stands for E or K
? stands for L or H

The five-letter code word * ? + = & can be translated into two English words, and each one means the opposite of the other. What are the two words?

A The two words are ?black? and ?white.?

STRATEGY: Make a word with the first choice, then look for a pattern in the letters.