Remember 5th grade math? Here's the thing: I don't. And turns out I'm not alone. We're told we'll need to learn math skills in order to survive in the world, but for those of us who enter fields that don't require handling numbers, basic addition and subtraction are pretty much all we keep with us. As long as I can add up how much the five $4 bottles of wine at Trader Joe's will cost me, I'm good. (The answer is $20 plus tax. Nailed it.)
However, no matter how advanced your math skills are now as an adult, you may still find it difficult to solve certain problems that look deceptively simple. Below are five math problems that, in theory, should be easy to solve, but usually stump people. See if you can figure them out. It's like the SAT's all over again. Enjoy!