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# MATHS PROBLEM STUMPING THE INTERNET – Bananas, Clock, Hexagon Algebra Problem Solved

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Thanks MentalFloss for featuring this video! Clearly everyone loves these puzzles–more to come. "The Math Puzzle That’s Driving the Internet Bananas." http://mentalfloss.com/article/539510/math-puzzle-thats-driving-internet-bananas

15+15+15=45

4+4+15=23

4+3+3=10

2+3+3+15=23

Its a logical thinking Question

Yes but I can also give each shape in line one a multiple of 5 and it still comes out to 45

This is easier then getting a gf

So it means I am one of the 1%😱😱

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A part were people fails is the part where they forget BODMAS and just do the other sums in the last one first

So if you said 68, 88 or 58, you are wrong! 🎺 🎺 🎺 🎺

Thank you so much

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For me the awnser is 38

sir I really catch the right answer through the very accurate observation thanks

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Sry 65

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2+3(3*11)=38

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This riddle is not put together correctly, and for that reason there are no correct answers. The symbol in the question is the clock. Clock shows 24h time. You assume there is one hour difference, but it could be 11hours as well. The clock can show time 3AM and 2PM, and then you have 11hours difference. You shouldn’d be counting corners, bananas and time. It’s not correct!

You can make exactly zero statements about this problem with confidence.

Working through this kind of crap is pure self-congratulatory masturbation.

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Try my android app called consecutive nine.. a number puzzle.. nice app for puzzle and math lovers..

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eruvisu.consecutiveninerev0

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The solution is what ever you or anybody else wants it to be and nobody, not even the original problem setter, can tell you your answer is wrong.

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There is no single correct answer. The order of operations is only a conventional tool.

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I’m a genius 😂👍

There are 2 question marks on the last line. If we're going to be super fussy, we should factor that in too. If they each represent 1/2 of the other side, then each question mark =19. If they represent multiplication, then each mark is the square root of 38.

This is more lile a visual solution. Normaly 2o' clock and 3o' clock are two different variables. Same for the hexagon thing. The bananas are arguable. You woudlnt say that y is 3/4 value of x because it has a straight less than x. But i like these puzzles and they make you look twice, however i wouldnt call it a math problem.

Have a nice day.

(Posted by not native english speaker.)

ITS HEXAGON-PENTAGON-SQUARE = 15

BANANA = 4

CLOCK = 3

I GUESSED IT!!!!!'

Dont be a fool and say the right answer when you just watched the video…………….

You really love the sound of your own voice although I will admit I got it wrong the first time I did it but that's because I did it while I watched another video this was in my recommendations list I don't know why. My question for you is why is math that was taught in third grade back in the sixties so hard for people now

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Wrong!!!!!

Bruh I got 19

So, this is

math?🙄🙄🙄

I have one more solution

The last figure consists of 3 polygons and that 3 figures is equal to 45. So 1 figure equals 15 and 1 polygon equals 5.

So as per the question this figures contain 2 polygons which is equal to 10 and the solution be

2+3+3×10=35

Whats your opinion

Answer is 38

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I got the correct answer before u 88.. yeyyy

When talking about equal and mathematical calculations, how can you take the geometric shapes with edges which are not equal in length, and secondly the shapes are not superimposed either?

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Presh, I have Aspergers, so I see 35 as the answer. I see 3+3+3 in the first row. 3 squares, 3 pentagons, and 3 hexagons=9 items. Each has a value of 5, so 5×9=45. The last row would then be 2+3(3×10)=35. Can 35 also be CONSIDERED a correct answer? Or does it absolutely HAVE to be the sides counted?

She is going to call me

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Yeah,i figured it out

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I lost it

Totally random, arbitrary, and capricious assignments and assumptions. There is not enough information to solve.

I m rigth

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why count the edges of the shapes instead of colors (shades of grey) used for example ? I suppose you could also count the edges on the squared off banana drawings. (that'd give you a different number depending on the drawing. ) just ask the questions. What s 3+12×39 the "intelligent" thing to do would be to use recognizable numbers.

Algebra is not and never has been trans-formative with different symbols unless further equations are represented. If W = 2, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT V = 1, this is not how Algebra has ever worked. You don't have values for the last line of symbols and there are no previous examples of these symbols being used, so therefore you cannot figure out the equation.

IT'S 88 BECAUSE PEMDAS IS INACCURATE

99% fails really

Guess im a genius now

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I hope Im a genius I got 38.

Wow that's meaning I am genius

I am a genius

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It's 38

It’s 67

38 ans without watching the video

This puzzle is 99% observation and 1% maths 😊

Answer105

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Ez

yes

67 is correct answer

50 ans

Isn’t it 38?

Doesn't PEMDAS go,left to right?

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This is junk! Find something else more useful to talk about.

But what if we consider a bunch of bananas is also a shape?

3rd grade primary school math, this world is falling apart if this is puzzle

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Resenje je 165

Everything is relative, isn't it?

How many edges bananas have?

Correct result can be (also) 35.

Presuming each shape represent a value of five (5).

😉

???

REZULTAT IS 26

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These joke "problems" are getting real old. Always a, b and c, but b misses a piece / or is either "less " or "more" in the final line…

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