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

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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