# Number related puzzle. But not even close to math. What is it? [closed]

If 1 + 9 + 8 = 1,

What is 2 + 8 + 9?

• Welcome to puzzling SE. This far from being a good puzzle. You are asking people in here to try to guess a pattern you have in mind offering a single example. You should either show more examples following the same pattern or add more clues about the pattern you have in mind. Also, not sure if the riddle tag is the best one on this case. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:24
• Oh I'm sorry. Wha tag would you use in this case? Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:25
• Ok guys, stop removing his reputation points like jerks. He just joined the community 5 minutes ago... give him a chance and perhaps a few polite advises. And to speak in a language the point greedy folks might understand, he won't be able to upvote anyone if he doesn't get at least a few reputation points... Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:38
• @TristandeJager Your puzzle was nice and interesting, only important thing for next time would be to add at least 1 more example that fit the logic so we can extrapolate similarities and eliminate irrelevant solutions. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:44
• @stackreader Yes I understand, I won't let you down next time ;) Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:45

It could be

10

Since 1 + 9 + 8 = 1

One + Nine + Eight initial letters spell ONE

2 + 8 + 9 gives Two + Eight + Nine spells TEN

• You got it right Tom! Sorry for the ambiguous puzzle all. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:36
• Welcome to Puzzling! Thanks for the quick response and am sure you can make another puzzle - tough with a unique answer!
– Tom
Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 13:42

There can be many answers to this in the current situation of the question -

Here goes one -