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1 + 11

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#15744
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:** (1.34)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



What do you get when you add 1 and 11, four times?





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Comments

tissueAus*
Dec 13, 2003

Ah...good job.
hedgehog
Dec 13, 2003

That was good...and easy!
beanie89**
Dec 13, 2003

excellent teaser!
fishmedAus*
Dec 13, 2003

Thank you. Glad you liked it. It is somewhat easy if you think about it. It is surprising, though, how many people I have stumped with this one.
fishmedAus*
Dec 13, 2003

FYI to those looking. They phrasing of my hint and my answer was changed by the editors. So if it doesn't make sense, I apologize. Thank you in any case for reviewing my teasers.
griphookph*
Dec 16, 2003

the teaser is excellent ... the hint gave it away though
krishnanAin*
Dec 16, 2003

Good one! I thought 45, as in 1 + 4 times 11. Anyway, good teaser!
fishmedAus*
Dec 17, 2003

Thanks.
eiennikireiAus*
Dec 23, 2003

hmm.. i c
liltunalol
Dec 30, 2003

i dont quite understand... fishmed can you post the original one please?
fishmedAus*
Dec 30, 2003

Check your personal messages as I did not want to post it where others might see it in these comments.
fishmedAus*
Dec 30, 2003

I tried to send you a personal email, but system said you did not exist. Not sure why, but if Jake can figure it out, I'll get you a note with my original answer.
quinton**
Feb 19, 2004

I thought it was 48 but now it was 4 twelves I will know that for next time
rashadAma*
Jul 08, 2004

nice/bad 1
froggyggAus*
Apr 10, 2005

I caught the tricky wording and got the answer right away.
sweetime**
May 24, 2005

i went with twelve - no matter how many times you add 1 to 11 you still get 12 - maybe the "four twelves" answer makes slightly more sense in the context of the original phrasing
hamburger*us*
Jun 21, 2005

I thought it was 45. 1 +11 four times. 11 four times= 44,+ 1 = 45
Steve1973Aus*
Sep 18, 2005

I thought the answer would be 111,111,111,111....

Add 1 and 11, so I just put them one beside the other and "added" them in a tricky way (Kind of like adding "food" to "fish" to make "fishfood"), and then I did it 4 more times.
TheEarthling*no**
Nov 20, 2005

I did think of four 12's for a moment...but then I was like, 'it can't be.' Oh well, it seems like I was wrong.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 14, 2006

i agree with steve, since it is in trick thst is what i thought
coltonr1Aus*
Apr 01, 2006

i think u put a lot of work in tht but ijust think i dont like it sry
CindzeyAus*
Nov 06, 2008

im hungry

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