By ANS I am referring to this
According to this reddit answer
The human mind has two systems for representing numbers: a subitizing system for numbers up to four, and an approximate ratio estimation system for larger numbers.
It means that if we don't know how to count, we can only know about numbers upto 4. Anything more than that and we activate ANS system.
But ANS system can't be useful for counting right? It is useful only when we have two groups of things. It is not useful when we want to estimate a magnitude of a single group of things. Is that correct?