What number, when used to represent all numbers, can be used to represent something else?
To get credit you need the number and the reason behind it.
EDIT: Puzzle Rewording
Its been a while since putting up this puzzle. Given its problems, but also the elegance of the answer I was trying to go for, I figured I would try rewording it entirely. Here goes:
Which natural number, when symbolically used to represent numbers, can be used to represent something else, and why?
- The question describes itself.
- A number being used in this way is pretty ________.
- The number of letters in the "blank" above, is the number you're after.
- The "blank" with the number describes the question.