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# Calculate

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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Think about what category this is.### Answer

304, 340, or 430.Well, I did say add 4 to your number! Did you get it?

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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

But u didnt u te right vocabulary when u said add 4 to your answer you should ave said now add on 4

It was very good.

i dont get it.

what was MY number?

it is either 300, 336, or 426.... those werent my numbers...

what was MY number?

it is either 300, 336, or 426.... those werent my numbers...

Hmmm.. will someone explain this, please?

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...

OOOHH I sure am dull!! Haha, yes that makes sense now. Nice one!

no, i still dont get it but okay very cute

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.

Good teaser!

I don't get it!

I don't get it either

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.

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

This teaser will have many more possible answers.

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

I don't quite get it, to be honest .

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

i was thinking it was a trick cuz it was an expression. boy im a moron

this is so ****ing retarded

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.

7.14159...

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

except pi is

3 .14159

And it could go either way...

3 .14159

And it could go either way...

it should say "add a 4" that would still make it kind of tricky but clear up confusion to the answer

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.

The Answer should be 34 but you made it has if you mean put the 4 in the answer

ha! i didn't get it, but now i do! lol

didnt get it

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.

The answer could also be a quarter

Understand your thinking, but not on board with your answer.

that is placing a foour adding implies a mathamatical operator.

IMOP that is

that is placing a foour adding implies a mathamatical operator.

IMOP that is

the answer could ALSO be 34.

That gets a grimace. Still, I admit I am well and truly tricked!

Hmm.. It was ok. I think it should have different wording.

What? I'm confuzzled

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

Then my number is 20104.

Then my number is 20104.

I think that there is a lack of consistency with the vocabulary used in the trick.

oh I get it now *smacks head*

I thought it was 30, because that WAS MY NUMBER!

my answer was 114

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