T O P

This riddle doesn't make sense.

I'm desperately trying to work out their reasoning but nothing fits

dg2020_99

Not really a riddle either though is it?


xlr8n

Agree. This is just a question.


helixflush

Q: If you have 5 apples and I take two of them, how many do you have? A: 6


Mikeinthedirt

That would be my 3, the 2 you tried to steal, and 1 I found on your body.


space_is-great

Giving me massive "if you had 10 cookies and someone forcefully took 2, how many would you have?" "10 and a dead body" vibes


Dunge0nMast0r

Depends if you use their money to buy cookies.


chefhughes1995

Found the dayz player


Kilthulu

now there's a body you don't need to eat the apples


MangoMuch807

The answer isn't even correct


SpectacularMesa

Oh I am sorry, the answer is The Moops


Violently-ill

MOORS


SnooSongs337

IT SAYS MOOPS!


PghGEN2

Lemme see that…. It’s moors, it’s a misprint!


AaronTuplin

Sorry. The card says "moops".


Wonderful_Fox_4890

Moors!!


keehawn

Hahahahaha this whole sequence gets an upvote, thank you guys for making my day 😂😂😂


foo-bar-nlogn-100

5 15 25 35 45 55 // twice 65 75 Total: 9 times.


mkorte

Thanks for explaining how they got 9. Guess they forgot about the rest of the numbers in the 50s, each counting for one


stuetel

I am such an idiot. I was like *applause applause* someone wrote it down so I didn't have to AND they didn't forget the extra 5 at 55! Felt satisfied, then read your comment and realized what an idiot I am for not seeing that myself. I'll have my husband take me back to kindergarten. Who knows I might get a really cool backpack this time...


ToSeeOrNotToBe

The cool thing about being a grownup is that you can buy your own backpacks now, even if you're in kindergarten again.


nurShredder

Why this made me smile in a wholesome way


Chippy_pop

The bad part is that, as an adult, for the most part, if you show up to kindergarten with your cool backpack and just hang out I’m pretty sure you’ll be asked to leave. Even if you forgot 50-59 in this “riddle”


Big_J_1865

Ha, good point


philmcruch

The only way i can think they got to it was they said "write" so Fifty isnt **writing** Five (but then fifty **five** should be counted as one five)


HolidayReturn299

What about 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59


Nadiya-8912

This is true, it does say all to write down all numbers from 0 to 75, so all the fifties would, should, count as well. So the answer should really be 18, not 9.


Spezza

Showed my wife the riddle. She took her time, she's a math major and all, and after a minute in contemplation says, confidently, "18!" I lol at her. She proceeds to show me how she's correct. I, again, like always, am forced to admit, I got nothing on her math skills.


KaiGuy25

Damn 6 quadrillion 5’s, might want to check her working again


mathwizardpi

Yeah she’s way low, it doesn’t say whole numbers


w0rriedboutsumthing

What part of my brain is turned off to where I didn’t even consider this ? The smart part ??


sahilsep

who else will count 50,51,52,53,54,55,56,58,58,59


QualityVodka

50,51,52,53,54,56,57,58,59. You missed a lot.... idk how.


TricholasCW

> You What about 50. Pretty sure the person you were responding too was just explaining the logic of 9 but you actually missed 1 😉


AngeloftheSouthWind

Agreed. You would only write the number 5 once. There is only one number that equals 5, which is 5. If they mean how many times does the numeral of 5 occur, then 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 75 then it would if you count 55 twice plus the other 5’s in the 50’s then it would be 18.


mcflycasual

Like when fortune cookies just give you advice.


crapability

Okay, here's a riddle for ya: Why do blind people hate skydiving?


Equin0X101

It scares the shit out of their dog!


Bearspoole

Well I’ve seen 10 people falsely be able to count them in the comments so I’d say it’s a riddle. Just incorrectly answered


LCFarrar

Aren’t riddles supposed to be clever? This is just a question not a riddle.


PizzaNuggies

The clever part is counting 55 twice. Its supposed to trip people up. Unfortunately, whoever made this riddle forgot 9 other numbers.


tjdux

Top voted answer with over 7 thousand up votes says 18. Real answer is one. You only write the number 5 once and use the digit 5 17 more times. In math 5 doesn't equal 50 or 51 or 52. 5 = 5 that's it. So it's still wrong and can have that "duh" it's a riddle kinda kick.


shine--

Technically the answer is infinity because the question doesn’t specify whole integers. .5555555 is a number between 0 and 75 right?


NAM_SPU

Totally depends on wording and the intentions of the person asking this question Technically (and literally) are are writing the symbol “5” 19 times


TheSneek82

I got 18. How’d you get 19?


Weave81

The 19th 5 is the 5 friends we made along the way.


Oh_Another_Thing

It says "write" though, it doesn't matter if it's in the one or tens place, you are writing the number 5. It's not saying "how many times are you writing the physical representation of only 5."


futuneral

It's funny how the correct answer kinda determines that: If the correct answer is supposed to be 1 - it's a riddle. If the correct answer is 18 - it's a math problem If the correct answer is 9 - it's just BS


tsscaramel

Isn’t it 18? 5,15,25,35,45,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,65,75 with 55 being counted twice as you write the number 5 twice


blewberyBOOM

They forgot all the 50’s. That’s what happened. They went 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 which is 9 5s. Edit- for everyone commenting that this is only 8 5s, 55 has 2 fives. It’s 9 5’s in total. 1: 5 2: 15 3: 25 4: 35 5: 45 6 AND 7: 55 8: 65 9: 75 That’s 9 5s. Thats how they got their (wrong) answer. They thought they were being clever because 55 has 2 fives but they missed all the other fives in the fifties.


lgndryheat

Coincidentally, exactly what I did when I first read it


Kriss1986

Me too, I’m not feeling like the sharpest tool in the shed right now lol


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IObserveAndLearn

That’s exactly what I just did I feel like a monkey rn


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Arkhangelzk

Butane in my veins


iiDomo

And im out to cut the junkie


jonheese

With the plastic eyeballs


XivaKnight

Hey, you did it in your head on a whim They literally did this as part of their job


Kriss1986

Haha I hadn’t thought about that!


PsychicSPider95

May I join the club? I felt soooo clever for remembering to count 55 as two fives, and then...


Kriss1986

Same! I was so proud of myself


nicesummerbreeze

Same haha...


ObtuseBug

Hey now, you're an all-star. Get your game on.


twohedwlf

Hah, I totally skipped 50-59 except 55. But even then...maybe they're counting 55 as two. That would equal 9.


AddictedToMosh161

Well if u count 50, which famously has a five, its 9. Thats what i did and felt clever :D i totally forgot about the other numbers in between 50 and 60 xD


Cool_man15

>50, which famously has a five I found this funnier than I should've


builder680

Same here, sittin' here thinking about how famous 50 is lol


aussie_nub

Not just famous, famous for having a 5.


12thMemory

Without the 5 it’s nothing.


PokemonTrainerMikey

Significant Digit


gumption_11

Top-tier math humour, right here.


MathematicianFew5882

Plus a constant


Illustrious_Ad4691

I gotta significant digit for you right here!


builder680

When the joke makes sense both figuratively and literally. Well done!


driftercat

Stop it! 🤣


Pixiekixx

😂


Least-Scientist

Nothing but a big fat zero without the 5


theknights-whosay-Ni

I need y’all to stop. I’m way too tired to be giggling at this thread right now.


Flunkedy

I read this in Jason Alexander's voice for some reason haha


CockfaceMcDickPunch

George: It’s nothing without the 5, Jerry! Nothing! Jerry: Nothing? George: Nothing!


Ok_Habit_6783

50 is 55's less famous brother that you kinda forget is famous as well


regoapps

> Well if u count 50, which famously has a five, it’s 9. If you counted 9 after you only included 50 and 55, then you still counted incorrectly because 5,15,25,35,45,50,55,65,75 would be ten 5’s.


fintip

I did 5,15,25,35,45,55,65,75 + 50 _but_ I only counted 55 as one 5, like the other multiples of 5. _That_ brought me to 9. Derp. :)


MTDRB

Aha, I counted 50 and 55 but skipped all the others 🤣


Tifoso89

Same, I also thought 9 was correct because I did 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 55, 65, 75 and I felt very smart. I forgot about all the other numbers beginning with 5 hahaha


modern_milkman

But even then it would be 10 fives, as there are two in 55.


Vyctor_

You’ve probably solved it, tbh. The riddle says ‘how many times do you write 5’, not ‘how many of those numbers contain a 5’. Counting 55 as two is absolutely correct, the riddle maker just forgot about every other fifty-something.


Triaspia2

Seems like what they were going for and expect people to immediately count by 5s but left that out of the question


chetlin

Even weirder, count by 10s starting with 5. If you just counted by 5s you'd have 50 too so that would be 10 5s.


A_Feltz

It’s actually phrased wrong. You’d only write the number 5 once. You’d write several other numbers containing the digit 5 but there is only one number 5: and it’s 5 ;)


WaldoDeefendorf

Yes, that is exactly how I beleive they got 9 fives. Smug fuckers thought they got you thinkiing everyone would forget 55 has *two* fives but they were so dumb as to forget all of the rest of the 50's. :facepalm:


therealtidbits

I did the same thing


SwimmingKey48

Yes. But then it's not a riddle. Just a counting exercise. So I'm saying 1.


Jed_77

Yes. What bothers me more than the flawed logic is the fact that this isn't a riddle.


United-Procedure-772

At best, it is a trick question. But then they provide the wrong answer, so I guess it tricked even them.


CremousDelight

We're reaching levels of trickery that shouldn't be possible


The_Real_dubbedbass

I’m bothered by both the flawed logic AND the fact it’s not a riddle. What is this from so that I never accidentally buy it.


Loving6thGear

Yeah, but aren't you a little curious what the other cards say? Think of all the other Reddit posts you could possibly make about them.


tomtomtomo

Yeah it’s 1. The rest are numbers which contain the digit 5.


DesperateTeaCake

I agree it is one, but for another reason. The only time I would need to write “5” in the sentence “0 and 75 inclusive” is one between “7” and “ i”. Edit: corrected typo.


United-Procedure-772

Yes. Number and digit have very different meanings. The number 5 occurs once.


linedancergal

Agreed. That was certainly my thinking. To be fair, it should have said the digit 5. Technically you only write the number 5 once. After that the digit 5 is used as part of a bigger number. But that seems awfully picky.


Neosmagus

But correct. The number 5 appears only once 😁


MacchaExplosion

You’ve absolutely wrecked me. I expected the riddle to be wrong, counted for myself and got 9 (counting two for 55 like a good boy ought to), completely forgetting about all the other numbers in the 50s family.


Much_Comfortable_438

Wouldn't it just be once? 5


kromon4

Yes, it's 18 times


chokeslaphit

The answer is one. 5 is a number 15, 55, 35 etc are numbers which include the digit 5


BenShealoch

It makes sense, but the answer provided is simply wrong


only-on-the-wknd

The real riddle is … how high was the riddler when he made the realisation?


gortwogg

Mushrooms


Knebraska

“9 times”


Crafty-Broccoli-4086

riddle is flawed


bizzaro321

The card says moops


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Boomstick123456

ITS MOOPS!


xDragonetti

![gif](giphy|3VVyxD3OOwrPq) What a GREAT episode 😂🤣


throwRA-nonSeq

I’m gonna put it on right now. Update: *”My Cubans!”* 🔥🏚️🔥


yaosio

No it's Moopsy...RUN! ![gif](giphy|s3sKkriChHOleehCpA|downsized)


Pure-for-life

Cute FUCK IT DRANK MY BONES


BurroWreck

It will drink your bones


starius65

I love that moopsy is the new Star Trek thing that can show up anywhere. Bad news for my bones, though...


Resident_Chest_6487

I’m sorry but the card says moops


ByronsLastStand

It's a misprint!


RealisticAd2293

I’m sorry but the card says Moops


ReinstateTheCapo

It’s a misprint. I’m sorry the card says Moops!


redEPICSTAXISdit

It's riddled with errors


Alexander-Wright

Yes, it should end 'the numeral 5'.


boisheep

And I thought infinity was the answer. It asked for all the numbers.


dat_oracle

They totally forgot 0,0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000005


2punornot2pun

and 0,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000055


BirdmanEagleson

The answer is ♾️


2punornot2pun

It's why math lingo is important. all INTEGERS? Sure. Very small number. ​ ALL NUMBERS? Infinity.


CaptainSharpe

Good point. But only ONE of them is the number '5'.


Agnosticwon

That wasnt very inclusive of them


SubstantialBelly6

My thoughts exactly! It asked for all numbers, not integers. It’s also an uncountable infinity, which means the correct answer is actually “You can’t”.


DarkElfBard

**5**, 1**5**, 2**5**, 3**5**, 4**5**, **55**, 6**5**, 7**5** It's supposed to be clever by having people only count the single digit 5, but then you get to say HA you forgot that 55 has 2!!! ​ They just forgot 9 other 5s. Edit: Can you please read the above sentence before commenting about 50-54/56-59?


Larissanne

You just solved the riddle of the false riddle. Congrats!


eazuma

How great would that be in mythology or a game of DND, where there's a riddle with an error? So instead of the riddle of the sphinx, it's the riddle of the riddle, where the puzzle is figuring out how the riddler got to that particular incorrect answer.


Joeness84

The Card says MOOPS *roll a sanity check*


dwoo888

A dog! It has 4 legs in the morning, but only 2 in the afternoon after you cut 2 off! Then 3 again in the evening after you glue one back on!


kidigus

I would be so mad if the GM created an evil necromancer that was an idiot who didn't understand his own riddle.


extra-saladz

This is exactly how I counted to 9 and felt very stupid afterwards...


dystopian_mermaid

Same. I got to top answer and was like omg…how did I skip every number 50-59 EXCEPT 55? And for one fleeting moment I felt clever for counting both 5s in 55. And then reality came crashing down…


Unlimited_Bacon

> And for one fleeting moment I felt clever for counting both 5s in 55. The person who wrote the question felt just as clever as you did but for a lot longer than a fleeting moment.


chokeslaphit

The answer is one. 5 is a number 15, 55, 35 etc are numbers which include the digit 5


mike-manley

Yep. The *character* or digit "5" is not the same as the *number* 5. Edit: digraph != digit


ThirdFloorGreg

That is not what digraph means.


theothermeisnothere

That was my thinking too.


Crylon_

I Just want to ask a question because english is not my native language. So i just googled whats the difference between numbers and Digits Google told me 0.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9 are digits And 23 is a number with 2 digits 2 and 3 So im more confused then before? What really is now the different between numbers and digits?


chokeslaphit

I'm not sure how you are still confused. There are only ten digits, but an infinite number of numbers. Just like there are 26 letters in the alphabet but about 170,000 words


Natomiast

there is a difference between *number* and *digit* the *number* 5 will be written only once


NotAnotherHipsterBae

That's why I clicked, there's only one number 5


Justmyoponionman

And Number 5 is alive!


sausage_ditka_bulls

Ok that does it I’m watching that movie later


Fweenci

This is the answer that would have made the question an actual riddle.


the_throw_away4728

Thank you!!! As a teacher I’m constantly trying to help the kids understand the difference between numbers and numerals, and digits.


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CCreer

This is exactly my answer. The number 5 appears only once.


thegoldendrop

*number and numeral


Querez

The definition of digit is "any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number". They weren't wrong.


MrPuddinJones

This is what happens when we let ai create entertainment for humans


Holubeu

Look, this whole sub is entertained. So what’s wrong? xd


dylannsmitth

Counting 5's in the tens digit gives 10 for {50, 51, ... , 59} Counting 5's in the units digit gives 8 for {05, 15, ... , 75} We can count 55 twice since we're counting how many individual times we write the digit "5" 10 + 8 = 18 I assume they must have just counted all the unit fives plus one extra for 55 and forgot about all the other 50s


skylardarcy

0.000000000000000000000000000000000000005 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000050 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000055 ... 75 There's actually an infinite amount of 5s in the range of 5 to 75 inclusive. So, the answer needs to be 1 or infinity.


lurchw

To make it even more fun, technically the answer is once. The number 5 only appears once In a list of numbers between 0 and 75. The digit 5 appears 18 times. It's like the difference between the word A and the letter A. Sorry, had to do the "Um, actually..." But yeah the answer should have been 18


Green_Yak2321

5 15 25 35 45 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 65 75 So 18 times or did i not get the question


moderatelymiddling

Number five? Once. Number 50? Debatably 9 times. Numeral five? 18 times.


Ok-Bread5987

And 'five' spelled, only 7 times. **Five**, Twenty **Five**, Thirty **Five**, Forty **Five**, Fifty **Five**, Sixty **Five** and Seventy **Five**.


Grok_In_Fullness

I don’t understand how you could say the number 50 is in there 9 times? 50 is in there once, just like 5.


TimAndHisDeadCat

I wrote “all the numbers from 0 to 75 inclusive” and there was just the one five - in the 75.


figgygolf

The answer is 1. You would only write the number 5, 1 time. You would write the digit 5, 17 times.


figgygolf

Correction 18, 55 has two.


A_N_T

It's 18. Whoever made this game is an idiot.


Garage172

It’s one. They ask for number 5. not how many times you’d use the numeral 5


A_N_T

You're right.


Garage172

Nevertheless. Whoever made this thought he was extra clever and then fucked up


RandomBitFry

It says 'all the numbers'. No mention of integers.


IdiotBearPinkEdition

Yeah I did think of that but it only increases the correct number (by uhhh quite a lot) so it's even more wrong


MKWIZ49

Yeah I'm pretty sure infinite is a lot more than 9


Pochita_guy

Hmm is this true chat?


Bob-Doll

That was my thought too. There would be an infinite number of 5s because there is an infinite set of numbers between 0 and 1 let alone 0 and 75


alphabetjoe

The false counting is 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75. Forgetting about 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59.


loempiaverkoper

You could go full nerd and say you write the number 5 only once. 17 other numbers also contain the digit 5 when written, but they are not the number 5.


hedgybaby

My biggest issue with this is that this isn’t a riddle. It’s a math question. That’s not a fricking riddle.


Serikan

If we are talking natural numbers: 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 75 I count 18 fives


YouveBeanReported

Okay only way I get to 9 is, if we are only looking for the letters that make 'five' and they do not have to be connected. 1. **Five**. 2. Twenty-**Five**. 3. Thirty-**Five**. 4. Forty-**Five**. 5. Sixty-**Five** 6. Seventy-**Five** 7. **Fi**fty-Se**ve**n 8. Fifty-**Five** contains five twice 9. **Fi**fty-Fi**ve** This is a bullshit riddle. Edit: Write down to me implies spelt out, but I see the teacher saying that's incorrect because then you'd say numerals. I'm choosing to believe the writer just didn't know numeral is word and number is digit.


ThePizzaGuyX

Theeeee answer is 1, the number 5 is written once, the digit 5 is written is 18.


External_Muffin2039

They are acting like 50,51,52,53,54,56,57,58 & 59 dont count for purposes of this question?


johndhall1130

18


text_garden

You'd write the *number* 5 once. You'd write the *digit* 5 18 times


redfoxblueflower

I think their logic is this: 5,15,25,35,45,55,65,75 They forgot: 50,51,52,53,54,56,57,58,59 So correct answer is 18 by my count.


Sodrunkrightnow0

Ya, they're idiots. In counting 0-75, they included the following: 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 If you count the number of times a five is written above you get nine. However, whichever dummy wrote the "riddle" neglected to include all of the fives written in the fifties. 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59 There are nine more, bringing the total to eighteen.


willsowerbutts

`>>> sum(str(n).count('5') for n in list(range(0, 76)))` `18`


TheDarkestLight401

That has to be wrong. 50-59 is 11 times itself 50(1),51(2),52(3),53(4),54(5),55(6,7),56(8),57(9),58(10),59(11) Then add all the other numbers with 5 5(12),15(13),25(14),35(15),45(16),65(17),75(18)


Competitive-Elk4219

Clearly it's a German riddle. You see if you were to write all those digits down you'd never once write "The number 5" just 18 instances of the digit 5, as you would note you aren't instructed to write spaces or commas and so you end up with a number that's absolutely not 5. And so of course the answer is NIEN but with a typo. Easy.


Neal-Enblowme

Once. Or 18. But definitely not 9.


Mangycrumb

5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 75. So that's 18 fives


BigIronOnMyHip45

Answer is 8? 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, and 75. Edit: Actually 9 cause 55 has two 5s 2nd edit: WAIT im dumb! 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 75. So the answer is 18!


Happy-Stranger7843

5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 75= 18 times