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I consist of 1 and 3
depending on how you see me

7 might be lucky
but I am the youngest of all the perfects

Turn me around
and I become prey for the Irish

Take off my top
and I am nothing

Take off my bottom
and I am a well-rounded fellow

What am I, a perfect answer I am?

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Answer:

6

I consist of 1 and 3 depending on how you see me

$6 = 3 +1+1+1$ (one 3 and three 1s)

7 might be lucky but I am the youngest of all the perfects

6 is the smallest perfect number

Turn me around and I become prey for the Irish

still thinking about this one.

Take off my top and I am nothing

remove the top part of the 6 and you end up with 0 (zero or an empty space).

Take off my bottom and I am a well-rounded fellow

remove the bottom part of a 6 and it looks like rainbow

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer but you got the last three clues wrong $\endgroup$ – Anthony Pham Apr 3 '16 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ Technically I got 2 wrong and skipped one. I'm working on them. $\endgroup$ – Marius Apr 3 '16 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ The Irish clue would be a snake. ( My guess anyway ) $\endgroup$ – Carl Apr 3 '16 at 23:39
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    $\begingroup$ turning it around it looks like number 9 maybe? $\endgroup$ – elias Apr 4 '16 at 5:24
  • $\begingroup$ @PythonMaster Surely, take off my top and end up with nothing, means 6 becomes 0? $\endgroup$ – user230452 Apr 4 '16 at 6:41
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A rainbow?

There are 7 colours in a rainbow, turn around and you'd have the pot of gold. May be well off here!

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not convinced this covers all the clues. $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 3 '16 at 18:21
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Complementing/correcting a part of Marius answer:

Take off my bottom and I am a well-rounded fellow

remove the bottom part and it becomes a circular paraboloid

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  • $\begingroup$ Close... but no cigar $\endgroup$ – Anthony Pham Apr 3 '16 at 21:30
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8

I consist of 1 and 3
depending on how you see me

a 1 and 3 next to each other make an 8 - especially on a digital clock, for example

7 might be lucky
but I am the youngest of all the perfects

perfectly symmetrical up/down, right/left

Turn me around
and I become prey for the Irish

still working on this one, but I think it has to do with the similarities to a snake, which the Irish captured

Take off my top
and I am nothing

remove the top half of an 8 and it's a 0

Take off my bottom
and I am a well-rounded fellow

Take off the bottom half and the top half is still "well-rounded"

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