Firstly, think outside the box! This math riddle is not that simple. Even though there’s usually one right answer for math problems, two common solutions are causing heated debates all over the world!
Before taking a piece of paper and a pen, try to warm up your brain with an amazing video riddle. It also includes numbers and is quite challenging! The time in such brainteasers is strictly limited! Do you think you can solve it without pressing a pause button?
You you feel like having a hard time solving this riddle, scroll down for hints 😉
The first solution is:
To begin with, most people will agree that 1 + 4 = 5.
Then you’ll move onto the next line, where you’ll add 2 + 5 to the sum of 5 in the equation above. That gives you the answer of 12.
On the following line, you’ll apply the same type of process. 3 + 6 = 9, then add the 9 to the sum in the equation above (12) to get the total of 21.
Finally, take the 8 + 11 in the last equation, which equals 19, and add it to the sum of the previous problem (21). That should give you a grand total, of 40!
But there can be another right answer!(second solution)
Obviously, 1 + 4 = 5. But you could also reach 5 by adding 1 to 4 times 1.
Moving on, 3 + 3(6) = 21. Once again, that’s the answer in the picture.
So to find the final solution using this method, you’ll add 8 to 8 times 11 to get 96.
What about your answer: do you have 40 or 96?
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