A math puzzle for children had been trending on social media and leaving older generations confused.
If it’s been some time since you’ve last practiced your math skills then now is the time to give your brain cells something to think about.
Look carefully at the picture above and tell us what your answer is. As you can see, various types of birds are scattered across four lines resembling four different equations.
Your job is to use the first three lines to find out what number should take the place of the question mark at the bottom.
Before we reveal the solution, here are some tips that might help you solve the mystery on your own. The answer is somewhere between 20 and 30. The answer is also an odd number!
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The answer to this math problem is 25 and here’s how we got to that number.
To explain the solution from a mathematical point of view, let’s first presume that D stands for the duck, R for the red bird, and B for the black bird.
LINE 1: D + D + D = 21. Therefore, 3D = 21 and D = 7. The value of a duck is 7.
LINE 2: D + R + R = 17. Hence, 7 + 2R = 17 and 2R = 10. Therefore, R = 5. The value of a red bird is 5.
LINE 3: B + R + R = 18. Therefore, B + 5 + 5 = 18 and B = 8. The value of a black bird is 8.
LINE 4: D + 2R + B = 7 + (2 x 5) + 8 = 7 + 10 + 8 = 25.
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