I've already used python to test and compare and they are indeed dicts comprised of the same keys:values. Any advice would be grand. (This is for an online MIT class. There are normally forums, but they are down while there is an exam available. This is NOT for the exam,
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Dictionaries in Python don't preserve a particular order. So you can't be sure that the keys and values will be read in the order that they were (a) originally created or (b) last updated.
Quite obviously, the two dictionaries are the same though.
Edit: dict1 == dict2 is sufficient to prove whether two dictionaries are the same; you don't have to check each key/value piecewise.
Just another note, you should be using the modulus % operator instead of - 26.