What is my favorite number? You need to find my favorite number from the clues shown below and the hints.

I am in cars, but not in buses.
I have two in cucumbers, and two in clicks.
I am in computers, but not phones.

I am not weird, but I am strange.
I am in batteries, but not in plugs.
I am in tables, but not in desks.
And I am definitely in apples!

I have one in cabs and none in storage.
And two of me are in barbers too.

One in Google, but none in Bing.
One in eating, but none in drinking.

Hint 1:

The number is a multiple of 625.

Hint 2:

Try to treat the parts as separate riddles.

  • $\begingroup$ Would [mathematics] be an appropriate tag, or is this mostly wordplay? $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Dec 12, 2020 at 19:31
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    $\begingroup$ It's mostly wordplay. $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2020 at 19:34

1 Answer 1


It is 3125.


In each of the riddles the letters C,A,B,E are clued, in that order and then with the A1Z26 cipher encoding you get the number 3125.

  • $\begingroup$ Fun fact: This is actually my favorite number! $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2020 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ Cool! I think this puzzle could have been made harder and better by excluding the word in. $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2020 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ If you said I am Google but not Plugs and so on. $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2020 at 20:03

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