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Grandpa says, " This is not algebra or may be it is!

IF

X = 2

R + C = 6

B + P = 5 or 6

Then

What is

I + T ?

There are, with my logic, three different answers!"

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  • $\begingroup$ Yay! Another one of these! +1 and favorite. $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Jun 9, 2019 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ Grandpa seems like a troublemaker. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jun 9, 2019 at 20:24
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    $\begingroup$ That he is @Rubio that he is. (Ask Grandma) $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jun 9, 2019 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ Rot13 (Guerr nafjref, guerr jrveq fcnprf, naq guerr jrveq pncvgnyvmrq yrggref... Uzz... Fb gur nafjre vf 3?) $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Jun 9, 2019 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ not really @Duck But if you know Grandpa he has his weird logic he practices all the time. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jun 9, 2019 at 20:39

2 Answers 2

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Here’s a thought...

X = 2

X is said like the word “ex” = 2 letters

R + C = 6

“are” plus “cee” (or “see” or “sea”) = 6

B + P = 5 or 6

“be” or “bee” plus “pee” (or “pea”) = 5 or 6

Thus, I + T =

Any of “I”, “ai”, “ay”, “aye” or “eye”, plus “tee” (or “tea”) = 4,5, or 6

for three solutions using the same logic, as requested.

... and “ti” would actually allow four answers, 3 4 5 or 6 :)

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  • $\begingroup$ heh I thought of this when I saw the puzzle, but Had "R+C" = 5 or 6 and four answers for "I+T", so thought it must be wrong. (rot13 nu) $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2019 at 12:17
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    $\begingroup$ I would exclude "ay" from the answers. "ay" is just "aye" the same way "X" is "ex". (unless it means somethings else) but your answer is still valid. $\endgroup$
    – Bizhan
    Jun 10, 2019 at 15:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Bizhan ay me, you might be right. Er, wait ... $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jun 11, 2019 at 2:08
  • $\begingroup$ Oh! ay me! haha! $\endgroup$
    – Bizhan
    Jun 11, 2019 at 7:27
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X = 2

X is written in two strokes

R + C = 6

R is 3 strokes and + is 2 stroke, C is 1, combine that will be 6

B + P = 5 or 6

B is 2 strokes, + is 2, P is 2 which will result in 6?

I + T

I will be 1 stroke + is 2, T is also 2 which will make 5

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    $\begingroup$ How do you make B two? At least three, surely. $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2019 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ This was my first thought, but immediately discarded for the reason @Randal'Thor stated. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jun 10, 2019 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Rather than print spoilers in the comments - the answer is "the word used is wrong; but the concept is I 3" $\endgroup$
    – UKMonkey
    Jun 10, 2019 at 10:19
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with this one, plus P can be made in 1 stroke, which makes sense for 5 or 6 $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2019 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ This also fails to have 3 possible answers. You can debate how many there are for B or P, but I + T is pretty unambiguous by these rules. $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2019 at 12:47

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