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Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

One, two meanings I have,

My second one can describe me.

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Add some math and I may become two.

I have one and so may you,

A lot of care I require otherwise,

Beasts may lurk.

So, tell me this What am I?

Hint

This puzzle has heavy wordplay.

Hint 2

Take some lines literally!

Inspired by this puzzle.

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  • $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie I was actually wondering the same thing as Cubemaster haha! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 24 '18 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ That puzzle actually stumped me for a while, but once I got the second infix I thought it was quite the tribute to you, @QuantumTwinkie! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 24 '18 at 17:32
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It is:

Yard

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

There are no yards in the 'concrete' jungle

One, two meanings I have,

Open/grassy area around a house. Length measurement.

My second one can describe me.

The measurements of a yard can be expressed in yards.

Though I only have a few letters I mean "a lot"

A 'lot' here meaning a vacant exterior space, the same as a yard.

Add some math and I may become two.

You can subdivide yards.

I have one and so may you,

My home has a yard, yours may too

A lot of care I require other wise, Beasts may lurk.

Overgrown yards can attract animals and pests

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  • $\begingroup$ You beat me to it. $\endgroup$ – CodeMonkey Aug 24 '18 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ Guvf vf nyzbfg pbeerpg nf V jnf tbvat sbe gur jbeq lneq, juvpu jbhyq uryc znxr frafr bs fbzr pyhrf, Terng wbo +! :Q $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ 👍, very nice riddle $\endgroup$ – RhinoWalrus Aug 24 '18 at 21:14
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    $\begingroup$ Also, @RhinoWalrus if you change Rot13(ybg gb lneq) I will accept in 24-30 hours :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 21:41
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are you a

House/home?

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

There are no houses in the jungle

One, two meanings I have, My second one can describe me.

Not quite sure, but some say that "the home is where the heart is" which is kind of a second meaning.

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Only 4/5 letters, but a house plays a huge part in a person's life, and their emotions are tied to it.

Add some math and I may become two.

No idea

I have one and so may you,

Most people have a home

A lot of care I require other wise, Beasts may lurk.

If you don't take care of your house, you might get mice or cockroaches, or other "beasts".

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    $\begingroup$ Close but no cigar +1 $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 14:41
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Would it be

heart?

line 1

'to lose heart' means to be discouraged

line 2

'heart' can mean a physical organ, or it has various metaphorical meanings.

line 3

The physical organ definition literally defines the heart in the human body? Not sure.

line 4

'heart' is not a long word.

line 5

'h' is Planck's constant. Adding 'h' to heart gives another word?

line 6

Probably talking about compassion.

line 7

Be careful of heartless people!

line 8

'Beasts lurking in your heart' is a saying.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, this is not correct, but great try +1 :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 16:34
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It can be

ZOO

Here is my try

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

Obvious( when one visits a jungle - with animals, no need of a separate zoo to visit)

One, two meanings I have,

Zoo has two meanings...

My second one can describe me.

Second meaning of zoo is disorder.

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Zoo has only 3 letters, but can mean a lot.

Add some math and I may become two.

Zoo - in a way - 2 + 0 + 0 = 2, though stretched!

I have one and so may you,

Not sure - on this part.

A lot of care I require other wise,

A zoo requires a lot protection or else

Beasts may lurk.

Wild animals can roam around.

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    $\begingroup$ Great guess, but not correct +1 $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 17:18
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Is it:

Log

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

You dont really find them in the jungle

One, two meanings I have,

math, lumber, record

My second one can describe me.

record

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

extensive records

Add some math and I may become two.

Log(4)

I have one and so may you,

some way to keep track

A lot of care I require other wise,

Beasts may lurk.

temites

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    $\begingroup$ Great first answer, but unfortunately incorrect :) +1 P.S. Welcome to the site take a tour here to earn a badge! $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 18:38
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Is it:

Power

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

Humans don't really have any power in a jungle.

One, two meanings I have,

Power as the ability to influence others, or act in a certain way; and power as in electrical power.

My second one can describe me.

Symbol for electrical power is the uppercase letter P.

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Power has only 5 letters.

Add some math and I may become two.

We can calculate the power of a number. For example 2 is (1/2)th power of 4.

I have one and so may you,

We can all have power. :)

A lot of care I require other wise,

Beasts may lurk.

If you are not careful you can lose your power, and then depend from other people, or become vulnerable.. So, beasts would have a metaphorical meaning here.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, not correct, but great try! +1 $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 17:17
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Is it

Son/Sun

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

The sun will typically disappear in a jungle

One, two meanings I have,

Sun/Son

My second one can describe me.

The second letter in Sun is U (you); or perhaps you are a son to your parents?

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Son

Add some math and I may become two.

s + 1 = t, u + 2 = w, n + 1 = o

I have one and so may you,

Well, I have a son. Perhaps you do too???

A lot of care I require otherwise, Beasts may lurk.

I suppose this might reference the need to care for your child (son). you DID say heavy wordplay :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Another great, guess, I guess I have to add another hint to clarify what I mean +1 :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 19:16
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Is it:

Land

Visit a jungle and I will disappear.

Not much free land or unoccupied space in a jungle

One, two meanings I have,

Land such as homeland or land on the backyard (or land as a verb)

My second one can describe me.

My Land or my country can describe me

Though I only have a few letters I mean a lot

Land is precious for ancestral or other reasons

Add some math and I may become two.

Land can be divided

I have one and so may you,

Land can be bought

A lot of care I require other wise,

Land requires tilling (farming)

Beasts may lurk.

Wild animals may be living on your land

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  • $\begingroup$ Great answer, but RhinoWalrus got it slightly before you +1 :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 24 '18 at 21:32

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