Only 1 In 1000 Can Solve This Math Problem. Are You One Of Them?

May 09, 2016 2398
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Well - either 40 or 96 could be the right answer, depending on how you look at it.

 

For 2 + 5 to equal 12, and 3 + 6 to equal 21, there's clearly something missing. Here are the two most commonly suggested solutions.

 

• For the answer to be 40: add the solution to the previous line to the numbers on the next line, EG:

1 + 4 = 5

5 + 2 + 5 = 12

12 + 3 + 6 = 21

21 + 8 + 11 = 40 

 

• For the answer to be 96: multiply the first number by the second number, then add the outcome to the first number, EG:

1 + (1 x 4) = 5

2 + (2 x 5) = 12

3 + (3 x 6) = 21

8 + (8 x 11) = 96