Brain Teaser: Only maths geniuses can solve this without using a calculator
The brain teaser shared on X asks users a simple maths question but the catch is to solve it solely from mental calculations.
Social media users often find themselves drawn to maths-related brain teasers. Reason? It helps them to unwind and take a break from the stresses of daily life. One such teaser recently made its way onto X (formerly Twitter), presenting a straightforward maths problem involving addition and multiplication. What’s more, puzzle enthusiasts have to solve it solely from mental calculations without using a calculator or pen and paper.
“Can you solve this without a calculator?” reads the caption to this brain teaser shared on X by a user Dr Saba Osmaan. The brain teaser asks a seemingly simple question: ‘Can you solve this?’ and the accompanying equation is ‘2x1+6x6’. Simple, right? But can you solve it in just 10 seconds or less and prove your calculation skills? Your time starts now...
Take a look at the brain teaser shared on the micro-blogging platform below:
The brain teaser was shared a day ago. It has so far been viewed by more than 1,400 people. Many among them liked this brain teaser. Additionally, a few even tried solving it and shared their answers in the comments.
Here’s what people posted after solving this brain teaser:
An individual wrote, “PEMDAS rule 2+36=38.”
Another added, “Yes, I can solve this question without a calculator. 2×1 + 6×6 =2 + 36 =38.”
“According to BODMAS 38,” joined in a third.
A fourth commented, “You all are right. Cheers.”
Many unanimously agree that ‘38’ is the correct answer to this intriguing brain teaser.
Were you able to solve this maths-related brain teaser? If yes, what answer did you get?
Earlier, a maths brain teaser was doing the rounds on the Internet. It claimed that 99% of people won’t be able to solve it correctly. The challenge was to find the product of two numbers. Intriguing, right? Read more about this brain teaser here.