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11th Oct 2016

This maths equation has been confusing people everywhere

Can you solve it?

Rebecca Keane

Another day, another mind-boggler.

Nearly every week, we’re surprised with an illusion or riddle that stresses us out to the absolute MAX.

We had this optical illusion before, where many people struggled to see all 12 dots because of receptors in their eyes.

One hilarious optical illusion we had before was of Zoolander but many people claimed to see a woman’s face when squinting – do you see it?


Last week we found a maths based equation which stretched our brains a little more, with only a few people getting the right answer when it came to the mathematical challenge.

The latest maths equation to wreck your head has come courtesy of Brightsideshowing 5 sums with 5 answers but they don’t necessarily work correctly so you must work out how to get the answers.


Give up?

Well, according to the site, the answer works out as every number after the equals sign represents the results of three sums formed by multiplying, adding, and subtracting the two digits before the equals sign.

e.g. 8 + 2 = 16106

8 x 2 = 16
8 + 2 = 10
8 – 2 = 6

And so on and so forth.

The real questions remains though – can you beat your friends at it?

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