# A puzzle-loving lady's phone number

After a long day, you head to your local bar for a couple of drinks. Halfway through your second beer, a pretty girl walks up to you and points to the empty chair next to you. "Is this seat taken?" she asks sweetly.

"No, not at all," you reply.

She sits down, and after a brief chat, the two of you quickly bond over a mutual love of puzzles. Before long, you work up the courage to ask for her phone number. The girl takes out a piece of paper and a pen and starts writing something down, but when she passes the paper to you, instead of a phone number, there is the following:

"You seem like a smart guy," she says. "You should be able to work this out in five minutes." She gives you a flirty wink, then gets up and walks away, leaving you equal parts enamored and baffled. You're certain her number is of the standard American format, (xxx)-xxx-xxxx, but she doesn't seem to have given you much else to go on.

Determined to figure it out, you down the rest of your beer, pull out a pen and paper of your own, and set to work trying to crack the puzzle...

What is the woman's phone number? BONUS QUESTION: Which state is she from?

Hint:

Play close attention to the lady's parting remark: "You should be able to work this out in five minutes." There's an important hint in there somewhere.

• By looking at R/B it seems R =Cipher Text and B=Plain Text according to red/black concept of cryptography. Not sure though. Jan 28, 2017 at 16:46
• Does this need the rebus tag? Jan 29, 2017 at 0:29
• No, I don't think so. I'll add a clue that should hopefully point people in the right direction. Jan 29, 2017 at 9:34
• Well, that first value certainly looks like a base '5' number. Jan 30, 2017 at 20:22
• It was true love from the moment I spider. Jan 30, 2017 at 21:20