Only a person with a high IQ will be able to solve this calculation

Logical challenges are known to everyone, some of them are shared on the web between users with the same passions and contribute to making a viral post. That’s what happens with challenges like the one we bring you today, which give you the opportunity to test your intelligence and your intuition at home.

Easy isn’t it? Concentrate and try to challenge your friends or colleagues with the puzzle of these numbers that seem incomprehensible to you. We warn you: only a few people are able to solve this puzzle, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t solve it.

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We have also attached the solution, but don’t cheat, read it only after trying to answer!

Most users who try to solve it do not give the correct answer. And those who did had an IQ above 140,

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What is the answer:

As you can see from the attached image at the top of the page, today’s challenges include a series of ties that seem insane at first glance.

Obviously, the logic is there in the minds of the creators of the puzzle, and it’s really up to you to figure it out!

Method number 1

The first method is to add the result of the previous operation to the next one. We thus get:
1 + 4 = 5
5 + (2 + 5) = 12
12 + (3 + 6) = 21
With this method we end up with: 21 + (8 + 11) = 40 so? = 40

Method number 2

In this second, more scientific method, it is suggested that a multiplication be added to the operation. More precisely, that it is necessary, in addition to the addition, to multiply the second digit by the first. We thus obtain:
1 + (4 x 1) = 5
2 + (5×2) = 12
3 + (6×3) = 21

With this method we then end up with: 8 + (11 x 8) = 96 so? = 96

It may simply be that there are two correct answers. Except, according to Randall Jones, there’s only one. So which one is the right one?

If we use method 1

1 + 4 = 5
5 + (2 + 5) = 12
12 + (3 + 6) = 21
21 + (4 + 7) = 32
32 + (5 + 8) = 45
45 + (6 + 9) = 60
60 + (7 + 10) = 77

If we calculate the last operation, we end up with: 77 + (8 + 11) = 96 and not 40 as at the beginning.

If we use method 2

1 + (4 x 1) = 5
2 + (5×2) = 12
3 + (6×3) = 21
4 + (7×4) = 32
5 + (8 x 5) = 45
6 + (9 x 6) = 60
7 + (10 x 7) = 77

The last operation we find: 8 + (11 x 8) = 96

So: if both methods can be considered correct, the only correct answer is => 96

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