unique puzzle entitled "The Secret Code" is making the
rounds  rather
exponentiating itself by email all over the worldwide
web accompanied
by a passwordprotected spreadsheet.
A man wanted to get into his
work building, but he had
forgotten his 5digit numerical code. However,
he did remember five clues:

The fifth number plus the
third number equals fourteen.

The fourth number is one
more than the second number.

The first number is one less
than twice the second number.

The second number plus the
third number equals ten.

The sum of all five numbers
is 30.
What were the five numbers, and
in what order? 
The
password, of course, is the solution to the
puzzle. The spreadsheet
lists the names of previous solvers. Each new
solver is invited to
enter his or her name and to forward the message to
friends and family.
Something of an egotrip. Soon enough that
roster will include every
netizen on the planet who enjoys solving Word Problems.
ere
is a unique Puzzle with a
Purpose, offering
an egotrip  even without the spreadsheet. A
woman wanted to log
onto her work computer, but she had forgotten her
tendigit numerical passcode.
However, she did remember ten clues:

The fifth number is the sum
of the seventh and eighth.

The tenth is the difference
between seventh and eighth.

The third number is the
product of the seventh and eighth.

The seventh number is twice
the ratio of seventh to eighth.

The second is the seventh
raised to the power of the eighth.

The first is the difference
between the second and tenth.

The eighth number is the
sixth less the fifth number.

The ninth number equals the
first less twice the fourth.

The sixth number is one less
than twice the fourth number.

The fourth is the eighth
raised to the power of the eighth.

What were the ten
numbers, and in what order?

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