Grandpa has another non math question

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!"

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

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 :)

• 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) Jun 10, 2019 at 12:17
• 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. Jun 10, 2019 at 15:34
• @Bizhan ay me, you might be right. Er, wait ...
– Rubio
Jun 11, 2019 at 2:08
• Oh! ay me! haha! Jun 11, 2019 at 7:27

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

• How do you make B two? At least three, surely. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:04
• This was my first thought, but immediately discarded for the reason @Randal'Thor stated.
– Rubio
Jun 10, 2019 at 9:50
• @Randal'Thor Rather than print spoilers in the comments - the answer is "the word used is wrong; but the concept is I 3" Jun 10, 2019 at 10:19
• I agree with this one, plus P can be made in 1 stroke, which makes sense for 5 or 6 Jun 10, 2019 at 11:26
• 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. Jun 10, 2019 at 12:47