100 thoughts on “MATHS PROBLEM STUMPING THE INTERNET – Bananas, Clock, Hexagon Algebra Problem Solved

  1. 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

  2. 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! 🎺 🎺 🎺 🎺

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.)

    BANANA = 4
    CLOCK = 3
    I GUESSED IT!!!!!'

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

  10. 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

  11. 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
    Whats your opinion

  12. 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?

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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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