This Puzzle Has Stumped Thousands–Can You Solve It?

March 09, 2018

We here at Inspiring Day love a good brain-teasing puzzle. Solving puzzles is good “brain exercise” and has been proven to keep our brains sharp as well as avoid degenerative brain disease later in life.


With that said, let’s take a look at this puzzle.  



Each item represents a certain number. Using basic math, we can determine what each item means by going down each row. Can you work out the answer?




Watch the video below to find out if you were correct!



The two stars at the very end are a curveball to a relatively straightforward puzzle. By dividing 18 by 3 we get that the six-pointed star equals 6. The four-bladed fan equals 4, and the clock equals 3.


(The clock is also showing 3 o’clock, another hint at its number.)


Then we come to the last equation and things look a little different. A keen eye spots that these stars are five-pointed rather than the six-pointed stars we saw earlier. There are also two of them stacked on each other. The clock also shows 2 o’clock and the fan now has 3 blades.


From this information, we gather that the stars must equal 5 + 5 or 10. Following the rules of math, we then multiply 2 x 10 to get 20 and then finally add 3 to get 23.


Did you get it right? Let us know in the comments below!


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