# This is a play on number [closed]

This riddle is driving me crazy I know it's as plain as the nose on my face but I still can't figure it out because I'm trying to be too logical or analytical more to the point. • It might be reverse psychology and like you said it might be c
– Duck
Sep 11, 2018 at 0:04
• It might be c because it has two (times) zero and (two) times four. It might be b because it has two (2) zero two four. It might be a because it has two (times) zero two (2) four. Sep 11, 2018 at 0:06
• Is the picture relevant to the solution? If not, it can be transcribed and the picture eliminated. Also, do you have a solution to the riddle, or is this one you are genuinely stumped on? Sep 11, 2018 at 0:23
• Where is $2044$? Sep 11, 2018 at 4:25

There are reasons why it could be any of the three given options:

A: 0024 is "Two Zeroes, Two, Four"
B: 2024 is "Two, Zero, Two, Four"
C: 0044 is "Two Zeroes, Two Fours"

Without knowing more about the context or the person asking the question, there's no real way to determine which one it is.

• Although you could argue that b) is preferable because it is the only sentence which is exactly equal to the description, i.e. Zero and Four, not Zeroes or Fours. Sep 11, 2018 at 0:32
• In addition, b) is the only answer in which both parts are interpreted the same. Sep 11, 2018 at 6:48
• The question is from a meme that trended last week.
– A J
Sep 11, 2018 at 9:05
• I agree with this explanation, and that it means the answer is B as it has the correct pluralisation. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:38

As DqwertyC states, all could be correct (is "all of the above" a valid answer?).

However, if I had to pick one, it would be B, as considering the phrasing of the question ("two zero and two four") and that it does not use plurals ("two zeros" or "two fours"), B is the closest match as both A and C should properly be "two zeros" and then a description of the second half - either "two four" for A or "two fours" for C.

This is almost like a language test.

The answer could also be "none of the above" as the question is "which one has", and there are no ones, much less any that meet the requested criteria. Some riddles are like that.

• +1 ... Regardless, tell them to go learn English again Sep 11, 2018 at 7:55

I like

'C' because it's correct twice

Which one has two zero and two four?

Using digits for counters and words for symbols (and ignoring plurals):
- A has either 2 zero and two four - internally inconsistent OR zero zero and two four - incorrect
- B has two zero and two four - correct
- C has 2 zero and 2 four - correct

Using addition (where 'and' represents 'plus'):
- A has two zero plus zero four - incorrect
- B has two zero zero zero plus two four - incorrect
- C has two zero plus two four - correct

I think it is C because it is a play on words. Which one has two 0 and two 4.

If they wanted the numbers to be taken as a list like in B they could have simply added the and before the last number.
Which one has two, zero, two, and four?

A plays into both B and C
Which one has 2 zero, two and four?

It is:

None of them. The correct answer is $2044$, two zero and two fours.