Thursday, August 2, 2018

These Tricky Math Puzzles Can Get Anyone's Brain Revved Up And Going

Are you one of those people who loves a good puzzle or math problem? Two interesting math-based puzzles are making their way around the internet and everyone seems to have an answer to both. 

The first involves an equation and grid shapes, while the second involves rearranging one aspect of an equation to make it true. 

Give them a shot yourself! 

Leave a COMMENT on Facebook letting us know what answers you got. Do you have what it takes to solve these?

So here it is. If the large grid equals nine, and the small grid equals one, what is the medium-sized grid equal to?

Take a little time to mull it over in your head, of course. 

What's important here, the number of shapes in the grid or something about the lines?

Does this help?

Do you know why the red dots are placed where they are on the grid? This is the key to the answer...

Beware, the answer is on the next page!!

The small grid is valued at one for the same reason. 

Do you know what the medium-sized grid is valued at then?

This makes the answer four!

Okay, on to the next, more difficult puzzle...

As you can read on the puzzle itself, the point of this one is to move only one line to make the equation true. 

You can move any line on a number or in the plus symbol. 

There are a few ways to solve this one...

One possible way to make the equation true is by moving this line from the number six up to make it a zero. 

This satisfies the equation because 0 + 4 = 4. 

Another way to make it true is to move this line from the plus sign to make the first number eight while also making the plus sign a minus sign. 

This also satisfies the equation because 8 - 4 = 4. Dang, I didn't notice that one. Can you find other ways to solve it?

What if I told you there are two more solutions?

If you move this line from the six and move it up to the top of the four in the answer, you also get a correct solution.

5 + 4 = 9. This is definitely true!

This one takes some major creativity to get. If you move the line from the plus sign and move it to the bottom left of the four next to it, you get an answer.

Let me explain. This makes 6 - 1 - 1 = 4.

Now do you see it?

SHARE these puzzles with your Facebook friends. Did they solve both?

h/t Daily Mail


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