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Are "えんぴつ はちほん" and " えんぴつ はっぽん" both correct?

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    Yes. both are correct!

     

    八本=はっぽん

    There is a rule, but the easiest way to remember is to memorize just some exceptions below:
    一本=いっぽん
    三本=さんぼん
    六本=ろっぽん
    八本=はっぽん
    十本=じゅっぽん (じっぽん is also correct but we say じゅっぽん nowadays.)

    Remember these 5 above, and ほん for others.

    二十本=にじゅっぽん
    二十一本=にじゅういっぽん
    二十二本=にじゅうにほん
    二十三本=にじゅうさんぼん
    二十四本=にじゅうよんほん
    二十五本=にじゅうごほん
    二十六本=にじゅうろっぽん
    二十七本=にじゅうななほん
    二十八本=にじゅうはっぽん
    二十九本=にじゅうきゅうほん
    三十本=さんじゅっぽん..........

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