This Math Problem Drove Out People Insane. Can You Solve This Viral Math Problem?

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People love doing puzzles and riddles. Math problems can be fun, too.  

Take a close look at the math problem given below. Many people have tried to figure it out. Can you solve it? 

If you look at the math problem and get 40, you are right up to a point.  

Problem No. 1: 1 + 4 = 5 

Problem No. 2: 2 + 5 (adding + 5) = 12 

Problem No. 3: 3 + 9 (adding + 12) = 21 

Problem No. 4: 8 + 11 (adding + 21) = 40 

 

That is not all. Scroll down for the solution.  

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The second answer is …………. 96! Here is how:  

  • 1st problem: 1 x 4 + 1 = 5 
  • 2nd problem: 2 x 5 + 2 = 12 
  • 3rd problem: 3 x 6 + 3 = 21 
  • 4th problem: 8 x 11 + 8 = 96 

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