It's always fun when you find a math problem meant for children that you, a grown-ass adult, cannot solve for the life of you. (Like this one, or this one.) Right?! Well, we've got yet another word problem to make you go crazy. This one, which was a bonus question on a math exam for first graders in Singapore,was recently posted to an online forum.
The math problem prompts students to study the number pattern and fill in the missing numbers.
We'll give you a minute to figure it out.
How are we doing? Are you suddenly questioning everything you've ever known?
Has this inane puzzle driven you to start pulling out your hair yet?
Okay, we'll give you an answer. One forum user responded to the original post with this explanation for how to solve the problem:
And now you're probably mad at us for making you over-think a problem that was actually very simple. Sorry!