When I was in art school I found an old transcript of a young girl. She used a colour scheme to write down her age and her birthday. But she encrypted it somehow…. Below the (modernised version) of the transcript:

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She added the text: First primary and then secondary.

Can you help me find out what her age is when she made this transcript?


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Partial answer:

There are 26 columns, corresponding to the letters of the alphabet.
Reading the primary color (yellow) first, the first row corresponds to 'I';
the second row to 'M';
then, the secondary color (green), the first row corresponds to 'T';
the second row to 'E';
the third row to 'N'.
This gives: 'I'm ten', so that is her age.

  • $\begingroup$ 26 columns, not rows. $\endgroup$ Mar 12, 2020 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, was just writing this up. I thought the green squares might give the date but I guess the year must be 10, so it's probably not this. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Mar 12, 2020 at 12:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor thanks rotates monitor by 90 degrees $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Mar 12, 2020 at 12:19
  • $\begingroup$ Oops, made a mistake, therefore the solution for the date wasn't unique. $\endgroup$
    – tyui
    Mar 12, 2020 at 14:01

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