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Only 1 In 1000 People Can Find The Hidden Solution to This Viral IQ Test

Math problems almost always have one answer, however that’s not the case here. For this puzzle it’s important to think outside the box. There are 2 common solutions that have caused quite a bit of debate, and which one you find says more about you than you might think…

Which one will you find?

 

 

The first answer is:

Firstly, 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 12.
next, you’ll apply the same process. 3 + 6 = 9, then add the 9 to the sum in the equation above (12) to get 21.

Then, take the 8 + 11 in the last equation, which equals 19, and add it to the sum of the previous problem (21). Giving you a grand total, of 40!
40 is a widely accepted correct answer, however…

 

But there is actually another right answer!(second solution)

Obviously, 1 + 4 = 5. But you could also find 5 by adding 1 to 4 times 1.
With the second line, 2 + 2(5) = 12. This is the sum also listed in the equation above.
Next, 3 + 3(6) = 21. Again, that’s the answer in the picture.
So to get the final solution using this method, you’ll add 8 to 8 times 11 to get 96.

What was your answer: do you have 40 or 96?

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