One Japanese Twitter user @yabazin_gazou claims that if you can answer the following problem correctly, then your IQ is equal to or greater than 150 points.
Of course, this statement is highly controversial. However, most users of the World Wide Web instantly rushed to solve the problem in order to prove to everyone and, above all, to themselves, that their logic is no worse than their mathematical abilities.
So, here’s the problem:
Did you manage to find the correct answer?
At first, the problem may seem a little strange. How can 6 + 4 = 210 or 9 + 2 = 711? However, mathematical examples seem strange if you use the same rules that we were taught in school.
Here knowledge of higher mathematics is not required of you. All that is required of you is to move away from the usual rules and start thinking outside the box.
If you succeeded, you are closer to the answer, and your IQ is at least 150. If not, and you want to know the correct answer, read below:
So, you were required to think outside the box.
Look at the first line: we all know that 6 + 2 doesn’t equal 210. But we’re stepping away from the traditional rules of arithmetic and look at it like this: 6-4 = 2, right? The following statement is also true: 6 + 4 = 10. If you place the resulting numbers: 2 and 10 next to each other, you get 210.
Thinking like this, we just solve the other equations: 9-2 = 7 and 9 + 2 = 11, so we get: 711.
For the following equation, 8-5 = 3 and 8 + 5 = 13, so we get: 313.
Further 5-2 = 3 and 5 + 2 = 7, so we come to the number 37.
And finally, 7-6 = 1 and 7 + 6 = 13, so the answer to the riddle is 113.
Did you come up with the correct answer on your own without our help? If yes, then congratulations! Your IQ is very high. If not, don’t be upset. Just try to solve other equally interesting puzzles in order to feel more confident when solving such puzzles.