It’s to put your thinking skills to the test and see where you stand out when it comes to mathematics.
In life, there are plenty of deceptions and some puzzles just might fall into that very same category. This might be one of them. Yes, it’s getting called out for hurting so many people’s brains and some of their egos too. Moreover, would you believe us if we said that it’s originally designed for 3rd graders?
According to reports, a math teacher from Vietnam put forward a challenge for his own class full of 3rd graders. And that means young and fresh 8-year-old minds. While the problem seems seemingly simple, many adults fail to find a solution to the arithmetic sum for obvious reasons. They believe it’s too simple and hence end up making the silliest mistakes.
Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea for our readers to take part too and see where they stand. So let the math challenge begin!
You need to plug in numbers that range from 1 to 9. However, you can only use each number once, putting them into the neat blank spaces. Next, using the outlined operations and mentioned inserted values, the correct answer would ultimately lead to the solution which is 66.
By the way, for those who aren’t aware, the double dots represent division. Well, so far so good, and easy enough right? Try it out and let us know where you stand. After you’re done, you can check out the answer in our solution below.
While the solutions are plenty, the math teacher put up the first one that he came up with. And that was: 6,9,3,5,2,1,7,8, and 4. It’s in that particular order.
The easiest way to get to it was by assigning each blank to a particular letter and then writing out the whole sequence as a long equation. Next, you need to group the terms.
Then, you need to add 21 to both of the sides. Therefore, that results in a+d-f+13(b/c)+12e+(gh/i)=87.
How many of you got it right? Do put up your solutions and comments on how you found out the answer. We’d love to know!
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