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This is a tricky riddle...

Queen Elizabeth organized a royal party.

To Avoid uninvited guest royal family set a password. Wayne (an uninvited person) plan to enter the party. He stand nearby the door.

First guest comes, the security person said 'twelve' and guest replied with six. Second guest comes , the security person said 'six' and guest replied with 'three'.

Wayne thought is enough and he walked to the entry point. The security person said 'eight' , Wayne replied smilingly 'four'. He was immediately thrown out of the party.

why ?

 Why could he possibly be thrown out if he answered correct?
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marked as duplicate by Beastly Gerbil, F1Krazy, Sconibulus, Jaap Scherphuis, JMP Feb 1 '18 at 16:43

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Wayne should have said

Five, as the response is the number of letters in the original number.

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