Only 1 Out Of 1000 People Can Figure Out The Solution Of This Mathematical Puzzle. Can You?

Are you fond of solving mathematical equations? Are you daring enough to solve this brain-teaser? Results have shown that only one out of a thousand people could solve this. Take the challenge and see if you are amongst those few.

The Quiz.

The equation might seem simple. All you need to do is find the answer to the last equation by finding out the numerical equations from the above sequence.


The quiz was created on Go Tumble by Wikr and all it asks from the quiz taker is to think out of the box. There are two possible ways to solve the series. Though the most frequent one which was used isn’t the correct way. Only a genius brain can succeed.


If and only if you give up, the makers reveal the solution. It says,

“Firstly, think outside the box! This math riddle is not that simple. Even though there’s usually one right answer for math problems, but two common solutions are causing heated debates all over the world. Most of the people will begin by adding 1 + 4 to reach the answer 5. Then they’ll add 2 + 5 to the sum of 5 to get an answer of 12. The majority of users will use the same process in the next line, adding 3 + 6 to get 9, then add nine to the sum in the equation above (12) to reach the figure 21. In the last stage, they will add 8 + 11 to get 19, before adding it to the sum of the previous line (21) to get 40.”

If you tried this way and rejoiced over your victory then let me clear this doubt, your method was wrong. The answers are decoded below.

As per the makers, undoubtedly most of the people will do 1 + 4 = 5, but only the super intelligent people will get the answer by adding 1 to 4 x 1. Applying this method further, they’ll add 2 to 2 x 5 to get 12. They’ll then add 3 to 6 x 3 to get 21. And can reach to the end to get the other answer, they’ll add 8 to 11 x 8 to get 96.

So how smart were you? Let us know in the comments below!