Can you crack the code used to transform the following numbers and come up with the final number?

2461289=18

11029447=1

6332516=333561

412961044=4141

2234=23

357924242=222

139=9

4344199=?

(**hint by levik**: the encoding is such that it will only work on some numbers, not all integers)

(In reply to

answer by K Sengupta)

The first digit of each code = # digits in the

decrypted number

The nth digit(Pn, say) of each code = Pnth position

of the digit in the code, for n>=2, and:

If Qn = Pnth position of the digit in the code, then

the decrypted number is Q1Q2....Qt, whenever the

decrypted number contains t digits.

For example, for the code 2461289, t = 2,

Q1 = P4 = 1, Q2 = P6 = 8, and so the corresponding

decrypted number is 18.

In a similar manner, we observe that:

11029447 --> 1

6332516 --> 333561

412961044 --> 4141

2234 --> 23

357924242 --> 222

139 --> 9

4344199 --> 4444

Consequently, the required final number is 4444.

*Edited on ***July 3, 2008, 7:03 am**