X/2 + X = Tiger was no.1

X + a + X/2 = The Gates of Sound

X*2 reversed = Y2K

X tilted = A unique flag

x - 1 = X

What is X?

  • $\begingroup$ Should it be assumed that x and X are the same? $\endgroup$ Mar 21 '16 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ The difference is intended $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Mar 21 '16 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Enigma, good to see you back! $\endgroup$
    – Gamow
    Mar 21 '16 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ My gut instinct is that X is a number, but every time it's used it is broken down into some letters which add up to that number (except maybe for tilted). But I haven't been able to make that work yet. $\endgroup$
    – Bobson
    Mar 21 '16 at 20:58

X is

W (or w)

X/2 + X =

VW Tiguan

X + a + X/2 =

WAV/wav (a digital audio format)

X*2 reversed =

MM (roman numeral for 2000)

X tilted =

The flag of Nepal, which has a unique shape (kind of like a tilted W)

x - 1 =

01010111 (ASCII for W), which is a 1 less than 01110111 (ASCII for w)


w, which comes right before x in the alphabet (thanks to Marius)

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    $\begingroup$ x-1 means the letter before x $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Mar 22 '16 at 8:27
  • $\begingroup$ Answer is correct, please try to elaborate on all clues... $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Mar 22 '16 at 8:27
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    $\begingroup$ You are missing this one "X tilted = A unique flag". This may give you a hint: buyflagspoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/country-flags.jpg. Which one is "unique"? $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Mar 22 '16 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ Ok, maybe a bit too hard. Tiger as in Tiger Woods, hence Golf, and Gates as in Bill Gates (as wav is a Windows format) $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Mar 22 '16 at 8:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Enigma in this case shouldn't it be "The Sound of Gates" instead of "The Gates of Sound"? $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Mar 22 '16 at 9:01

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