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The unusual thing about this number is that the most common phrases that use it are wrong. That is, while someone may often say there are X As in a B, the actual number is not X.

What number am I thinking of?

Hint 1:

"There are X As in a B", but almost every B contains at least X + 2 As.

Hint 2:

"There are X Cs in a D" but a D always contains between X + 0.1 and X + 0.3 Cs

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  • $\begingroup$ It looks like the hints are necessary for the actual puzzle here. Otherwise I could just answer rot13(n pbhcyr, fvapr jura jr fnl "n pbhcyr guvatf" jr hfhnyyl qba'g zrna rknpgyl gjb). $\endgroup$ – EKons Apr 14 '19 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ @EKons But rot13(n zneevrq pbhcyr) is correct. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Apr 14 '19 at 20:09
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A number which fits is

$52$

Hint 1:

There are $52$ cards in a deck, but almost all standard decks are sold with an extra two or three jokers, as some card games need these.

Hint 2:

It's said there are $52$ weeks in a year, but a year has 365 or 366 days and, $365/7 \approx 52.14...$ and $366/7 \approx 52.28...$

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