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

 

Puzzle ID:#38985
Fun:** (1.79)
Difficulty:** (2.02)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Panther91Aus*****!
Corrected By:Fire_Shell96

 

 

 



Solve this problem. First calculate 100 + 50. Next, divide your answer by five. Finally, add 4 to your number. What would the number be?





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Comments

al111Agr*
Oct 28, 2007

It was alright
But u didnt u te right vocabulary when u said add 4 to your answer you should ave said now add on 4
lukeschettAus*
Oct 28, 2007

It was very good.
jasmin215**
Oct 28, 2007

i dont get it.
what was MY number?

it is either 300, 336, or 426.... those werent my numbers...
bookworm91**
Oct 28, 2007

Hmmm.. will someone explain this, please?
Panther91Aus*
Oct 28, 2007

At first I was going to say "Add a 4," but then the answer might have been too obvious then. And jasmin215, I was asking you to add a 4 anywhere in the number instead of increasing the number by 4. Hope that clears any confusion...
bookworm91**
Oct 28, 2007

OOOHH I sure am dull!! Haha, yes that makes sense now. Nice one!
jasmin215**
Oct 29, 2007

no, i still dont get it but okay very cute
bookworm91**
Oct 29, 2007

Jasmine, you should have gotten 30 for your answer. Then, you were supposed to add a four, not actually add it to the sum, but just add it on to the number. So it would be 30 + 4 = 304, 340, or 430. Get it? Just put a four on the number.
jzthebombAcn*
Oct 29, 2007

Good teaser!
1smart_okieAus*
Oct 30, 2007

I don't get it!
dudebomb93Aus*
Oct 31, 2007

I don't get it either
shenqiangAcn*
Nov 01, 2007

I think that this teaser need a change.

If "add 4" can be understood differently, then so can "100+50" and "divide by five".

This teaser will have many more possible answers.
cheesepieus*
Nov 14, 2007

Guys think about it. There used to be a trick at my school. The kids would come up and say, "What's 2+2?" And they'd get you to say 4. And they said the anwser was 22. Don't think of them as numbers, but letters. like num+ber=number 30+4=304
Tongue-TwisterAus
Nov 16, 2007

I don't quite get it, to be honest .
jjj055*
Nov 18, 2007

Smart_AlexAph*
Nov 21, 2007

Ah, I get it. You have to put in a 4 to your sum, NOT ADD as in 30 + 4. Pretty good.
preppygirl*
Nov 22, 2007

i was thinking it was a trick cuz it was an expression. boy im a moron
mercedes13Aus*
Nov 23, 2007

this is so ****ing retarded
aangoAus*
Nov 24, 2007

Well, I had a trick answer.

7.14159...

You said add four to yuor number, not the solution, so my number was pi! It makes sense.
zeepuzzlemasterca*
Nov 25, 2007

except pi is

3 .14159



And it could go either way...
dachshund2k3Aus*
Nov 28, 2007

it should say "add a 4" that would still make it kind of tricky but clear up confusion to the answer
smartsandsoccerAus*
Dec 16, 2007

I don't get what was so hard about that..... you just had to add the number 4 to your number which would be 304.
MAvanziAgb*
Dec 25, 2007

The Answer should be 34 but you made it has if you mean put the 4 in the answer
974999gecAus*
Dec 25, 2007

ha! i didn't get it, but now i do! lol
kashbyAus*
Dec 26, 2007

didnt get it
fishhookyAau*
Jan 02, 2008

If you interpret 'add 4' as 'position the symbol representing four somewhere amongst the symbols representing the number thirty' then you should really also apply this to dividing 150 by 5, thus, the answer should be 41550, 14550, 15450, 15540 or 15504.
savannahlz9Aus*
Jan 31, 2008

The answer could also be a quarter
Wa11E*en*
Sep 23, 2008

Understand your thinking, but not on board with your answer.
that is placing a foour adding implies a mathamatical operator.
IMOP that is
CindzeyAus*
Nov 04, 2008

the answer could ALSO be 34.
EliosAus*
Nov 12, 2008

That gets a grimace. Still, I admit I am well and truly tricked!
gottalovetacsc*us*
Nov 30, 2008

Hmm.. It was ok. I think it should have different wording.
ObamaGirlAus*
Jan 24, 2009

What? I'm confuzzled
rstuckmaier
Mar 14, 2009

If 30 + 4 is 304, etc. Then shouldn't 100 + 50 be 10050?

Then my number is 20104.
Lord_HawkAsx*
Sep 28, 2009

I think that there is a lack of consistency with the vocabulary used in the trick.
MusiK*
Dec 26, 2009

oh I get it now *smacks head*
Gwendalla*us*
Sep 17, 2011

I thought it was 30, because that WAS MY NUMBER!
Benjiboo*
Nov 19, 2011

my answer was 114



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