I couldn't find the exact solution for the following "Coding - Decoding" problem that I found in some exam paper. The question is as follows:

If blue is coded as 118 then colour is coded as?


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    $\begingroup$ ...then colour is coded as: number. Easy ;D $\endgroup$ – Avigrail Aug 6 '15 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Avigrail ... or as emergency service name :D (red is firefighters) $\endgroup$ – Diego Martinoia Aug 6 '15 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ When you spend time calculating things and you just notice that they are no math tag D: $\endgroup$ – The random guy Aug 6 '15 at 10:50
  • $\begingroup$ I think @Avigrail has got it and it's a crappy question :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 6 '15 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ The question is very vague but I attempted to answer it as best as possible. $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 6 '15 at 11:38

Colour is coded as


Or maybe


Or possibly even

Whole Number


Colour is a generalized version of a specific colour, for example blue. So if blue is to 118, then we must generalize 118. Giving us "Number", "Integer", or "Whole Number"


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