0>2 , 2>1 , 1>0

A common addition to this basic system is the addition of _________ and __________.

What are the blanks, which have English names as well as numerical values, find both. Note, a numerical value can correspond to more then one English name.


Use wikipedia for definition naming notation conventions when you are unsure about your model, not before.

  • $\begingroup$ Usually the question is asked as 0>2, 2>5, 5>0 (as the number indicates the number of fingers used) $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Apr 12, 2017 at 19:45

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I think this refers to

Rock, paper, scissors.

We can think of the numbers as being

0 represents rock, 1 represents paper, and 2 represents scissors. This matches up more or less with the number of points sticking out in the shape your hand makes. Then 0>2, 2>1, 1>0 means that rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock.

The two common additions are

Lizard and spock. Since Spock involves three appendages and lizard involves making a circle with your fingers, Spock is 3 and lizard is also 0. (See here for the rules and hand shapes of lizard and Spock.)

  • $\begingroup$ I think rock = 0, paper = 5, and scissor = 2 so the question should be : 2<0<5 , 5<2<0, and 2<5<0 $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2017 at 4:04

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