As of the writing of this post, 119 answers have been posted to last week’s brain teaser.
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The answer is 78. Check out some of the solutions listed below.
2,3,10= (2+3)x2 = 10
3,4,21 = (3+4)x3 = 21
4,5,36 = (4+5)x4 = 36
5,6,55 = (5+6)x5 = 55
6,7, ? = (6+7)x6 = 78
Clearly (6+7) x 6 = 78 that was fun but pretty easy. not too much of a â€œtease.â€ Thanks!
The answer is 78. the formula is 6 +7 = 13 x 6 =78.
My answer is: Given the 3 numbers a, b and c in all your examples it is so that c= (a+b)* a. The answer is therefore (6+7)*6 = 78. Nevertheless I cannot exclude other solutions.
(Note: Edited typo to illustrate the formula correctly.)
The answer I got was 78 as well. The pattern I saw was subtracting the first right hand number from the one above it gave an answer that increased by 4 each time going up the line.
It was too easy!!
Dont think about the small numbers they are useless
Its + 4 between each result
21-10= 11 + (4) = 15
36-21= 15 + (4) = 19
55-36= 19 + (4) = 23
After that just do 55 + 23 = 78
21-10 = 11
36-21 = 15
55-21 = 19
? -55 = 19+4
therefore ? = 55+19+4 = 78
I found the answer by first noticing the pattern in the numbers on the right in that they increase by 4 each time. Iâ€™m not looking at it right now but recollection is that they went up as follows: by 11, then 15, then 19 and I rightly determined the next number would go up by 23. I then looked for a mathematical relationship that could be determined by the first two numbers and found what many of you found. It was neat to see that the right increase was X+4, while the left relied on a more cumbersome Xsquared + X times Y.
Or you can say the sum of the first 2 #s x the 1st # = the 3rd #.
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