# Solve this difficult rebus

There is a very difficult rebus. Try to solve this. The rebus is as follows:

Hint-1:

Hint-2:

0.08333 means 0.08333... , I mean 1/12

• Just something I figured 0.08333 is 1/12 Jan 9, 2018 at 18:09
• Hint on how to use the 0.83333? Jan 9, 2018 at 18:12
• the orientation of the 0.08333 in the picture might be relevant.. some how
Jan 12, 2018 at 18:13
• I think it may be time for a hint. Jan 18, 2018 at 20:07
• Does the OP even know the answer?
– Herb
Jan 19, 2018 at 22:21

16

because

Two eyes = II = 2. The egg = 0, because of its shape. In tennis, a score of zero is called "love" because "l'oeuf" is French for "the egg." So, the top of the fraction is 20. The bottom is fif-tin (fifteen) twelfths, which is 5/4. 20 divided by 5/4 equals 16.

I'm not sure this is correct, but hopefully parts of it are.

• This is not my answer. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:54
• Guys, it is a rebus. My question is what does this rebus mean to say, I don't want to know what is the number. Jan 19, 2018 at 15:32

Here is a thought:

M. L. KING BIRTHDAY ON FIFTEEN JANUARY (or, in American date notation, M. L. KING BIRTHDAY ON JANUARY FIFTEEN)

Explanations:
Top left:

We have some eyes looking intently:
"AM LOOKING"

Top right:

We have a chick hatching, or its:
"BIRTH DAY"

Horizontal Line:

Designates that we have some stuff atop other stuff, or:
"ON"

Bottom left:

We have a TIN inscribed with 'FIF' (FIFTIN):
"FIFTEEN"

Bottom right:

1/12, or "1 of 12", which is commonly:
"JANUARY"

Putting it all together we get:

AM LOOKING BIRTH DAY ON FIFTEEN JANUARY
Which sounds a lot like M. L. KING BIRTHDAY ON FIFTEEN JANUARY (or, in American date notation, M. L. KING BIRTHDAY ON JANUARY FIFTEEN)

Which we will note

Occurs a few days after this puzzle was posted (Jan 9), so perhaps it was on the op's mind
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Day

Isaac Overcan XII, monarch of Puzzling Exchange!!

Actually,

I am pretty sure that it is Isaac (eyes + egg), but the other part eludes me. Maybe that will help (or hinder) someone.

Based on the comment by J.Siebeneichler...

Genesis 26 - Isaac 12-15 (eyes + egg + 1/12 (inverse due to math) + fif + tin)

The relevant passages taken from here are reproduced below.

Genesis 26:12-15
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

• I'm thinking the "fif" on a tin suggests "fifteen". Jan 9, 2018 at 20:04
• Why chapter 26? Jan 10, 2018 at 3:37
• @Bachrach44 - because that is where verses 12 to 15 are. Jan 10, 2018 at 13:01
• @APrough Almost every chapter of every book of the bible has at least 15 verses. Wherever you look you will find verses 12-15. Additionally the fact that the 15 comes first in the rebus makes it far more likely that the solution is 15:12. This is all of course assuming the presence of the word Isaac makes it a biblical reference which seems fairly speculative to me. Jan 11, 2018 at 14:04
• @Bachrach44 - I agree, but this whole thing is speculative, correct? I mean, it is a difficult rebus (OP's term), and, yes, I am going on the fact that Isaac is an important clue. Of any Google search I have done, the words Isaac, 12, and 15 only point to that particular passage of the bible. Jan 11, 2018 at 14:19

Just some jottings of a (partial) answer to each part separately.

The top part:

Looking chic

The bottom part:

Fifteen to the dozen (talking very fast)

Reasoning for the bottom part:

fif tin = fifteen = 15
0.03888 is close to 1/12
15 * 1/12 = 15/12, also written as 15:12, which can be read as 'fifteen to 12'

• (I'm not sure what I've done wrong with the formatting of the bottom part - please feel free to edit to hide the bottom section.) Jan 12, 2018 at 9:54
• The issue was that you had blank lines between the >! I fixed it. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:57
• This is not my answer. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:54

64

Because:

The eyes resembles in shape a rotated $8$.
The egg resembles $0$.
The can is $15$ (thanks to J. Siebeneichler).
$0.08333$ is $\frac{1}{12}$. (this also proves numbers can be rotated)
The black line is a fraction.

So:

$$\frac{80}{15\frac1{12}} = \frac{12 \times 80}{15} = 64$$

• Guys, it is a rebus. My question is what does this rebus mean to say, I don't want to know what is the number. Jan 19, 2018 at 15:33
• @IQWANTER It's been 10 days now, maybe a hint will help narrowing down the answers. Jan 19, 2018 at 15:35
• I think for the last part, you should write $15\frac12$ as $15\times \frac12$ to avoid confusion of mixed fractions. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:28

$10$

Reasoning:

Top part is to be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, it reads "$08$".
Bottom part is fifteen ("fif" on a tin) multiplied by $0.08333..$, the result is $\frac54$.
Multiplying the number obtained from the top part by the number obtained from the bottom part, we obtain $8\times\frac54=64$.

• Guys, it is a rebus. My question is what does this rebus mean to say, I don't want to know what is the number. Jan 19, 2018 at 15:33

Ice age

While I first also thought of

Issac

As stated in his answer fif + tin can (*) [often omitted in math] 1/12 = 15:12 fifteen to the dozen. The instruction to read the upper part really fast.

Lastly

egg was odd because the chick is in the process of hatching

So it is:

Eyes hatch (very fast) --> Ice age

• But what about the bottom half of the rebus? Your answer only mentions the top half. Feb 5, 2018 at 14:45
• @F1Krazy I edited the answer to make it clearer. I basically took the part directly from Lawrence's answer. I never heard that saying before. English is not my first language though, that's why I said I can barely take credit for this answer as it's based of another. ^^ Feb 5, 2018 at 14:54

Father

First part:

Isaac(Eyes + Egg) Isaac appears in the book of Genesis.