Only One In A Thousand People Can Answer This Maths Problem. Can You Solve?

I’m sure you’ve all have come across some problem which look like child’s play. But as soon as you go ahead to solve the problem, Voila, you realize that you’re dumb AF. This has happened to me & you a fair number of times in which I fail terribly. But here’s a little a fun part friends, you’re not dumb, you’re just not genius enough. As all magicians reveal the trick to their act, we too have debunked one such question for you. The answer to which is really a meh!

Let’s Find Out!!

The test, which has been created by Go Tumble and shared on Wikr, tells those attempting to solve the quiz to ‘think outside the box’.

A Maths Problem Which Is Circulating Online Claims That Only 1 In A 1,000 People Can Solve It.

And to confuse things even more, there are actually two answers. Yep.

So here is the actual question.

Solve It

The answers are below, so if you’re trying to figure it out without being a total cheat, don’t read…


Before all you smart people go ahead with your brains, let me tell you this. Most of the people attempting this question have failed while giving its answer. No bro, this isn’t one of the Millennium questions that’ll fetch you a million. But then what is this?


Whatever your answer is i am sure it is totally WRONG!


Take a look once again at problem


Are You Ready With The Answers?

The first solution:

Firstly, 1 + 4 = 5 – simple, or rather it should be!

Then 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 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!

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 But there can be another correct answer…

Solution 2:

Obviously, 1 + 4 = 5. But you could also reach 5 by doing 1 + 4 then multiplying by 1.
With the second line, 2 + 2 x (5) = 12. This is the sum also listed in the equation above.

Moving on, 3 + 3 x (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.

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What about your answer:

Do you have 40 or 96?

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