This kids' math problem using fruit is driving adults bananas.

This kids' math problem using fruit is driving adults bananas.
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Hey, remember math? Nah, didn't think so. Chances are, you haven't had to use it for years, despite your seventh-grade algebra teacher swearing those x's, y's, and z's would one day be important (spoiler: they wouldn't). Well, those mystery letters have come back to haunt you, via this simple kids brainteaser making the rounds on social media. 

Have you figured it out? Take a moment. The class will wait.

Here's what you probably said.

From the top line, you can deduce that apples=10. From the second line, you can figure out that a bunch of bananas=4. And from that third line, you learn that a coconut=2. Okay, easy enough. That means that the answer to the problem shown in the last line is 16. Right? 

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Wrong!

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The problem seems super easy at first, until you notice that changes have been made to the fruit. If you look closely, you can see that the fruit emoji has been altered in that last line. The bunches of bananas that equaled four earlier? That one had four bananas. In the actual problem, there are only three bananas in the bunch, not four. And the coconut only equaled 2 when there were two halves—half of the coconut equals only one. So an apple (10) plus 3 bananas (3) plus half a coconut (1) equals 14. Probably. Do you have a better solution? Comment on Facebook.

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Now add some liquor and divide by a blender and let's get this party started for real.

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