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Question #92535 posted on 08/12/2019 9 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How are BYU ID numbers generated? Is it completely random? Is there a checksum buried somewhere in there?

-Sir William Pennybanks

A:

Dear Piggybanks, 

They are definitely not random. I had a Sociology professor who did a research project with the university tell us that there was a key to decipher what the numbers meant, but could not divulge what kind of information the ID numbers held, or what the key was to unlock their secrets. Sorry. 

Cheers,

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