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It’s not clear where the riddle originated. By now, it’s circulated on Facebook in many forms, although the numbers in the puzzle do look the same.
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Are you ready for the answer? Here it is below.
Here’s the Answer to the Riddle
The answer is 30.
The key is to findallthe numbers that are hidden in the photo.The riddle can be confusing because there are quite a few numbers hidden in the picture.
First, you can see the 6, 9, and 1 below:
There’s a 2 hidden in there also. Note that where the 2 starts at the top, there’s a slight layer in the drawing, indicating that this is a 2 layered on top of the 8.
So you’re looking at 6+9+1+8+2+4= 30
Most traditionally agree that this is the answer. For example, Republic World says the answer is 30. And this is the right answer because there are ever-so-slight layered marks in the drawing to indicate which numbers are layered on top of each other.
But some people debate this. Some say the 8 can also be divided up to look like a 3.
That one’s debatable. Some might say it doesn’t look like a 3 at all. But if you think it looks like a three, then your answer is 33. However, the 6 doesn’t have a slightly layered mark in it to indicate there’s a 3 over the 8, so 33 is not going to be a widely accepted answer. (Others argue that the 8 has a hidden 5 in it too, but that’sreallya stretch. It’s more of a hidden S, which isn’t a number.)
Some might argue that the 8 can also have a backward 3, giving you an answer of 36. If you try to stretch it even more, you might argue that the 2 turned upside down kind of resembles a 7, giving you the answer of 43. Others would even argue that there’s a hidden upside down 6 (when the 9 is turned upside down), giving you an answer of 49.
If you want to make thingsreallyconfusing, you can argue that the 8 sideways is infinity, and the answer is infinity. This is a good go-to answer if people start trying to add in numbers that are upside down or sideways to the puzzle and make it all confusing.
So as you can see, once you start turning numbers upside down and sideways, things can get confusing fast. If we’re not looking at upside-down numbers and are watching for slight layering marks, then the answer is traditionally 30. If you do start looking at upside down or sideways numbers, then the answer quickly becomes infinity due to the 8 doubling as an infinity symbol.
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