# MATHS PROBLEM STUMPING THE INTERNET – Bananas, Clock, Hexagon Algebra Problem Solved

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well one simple way is hexagon = 15, banana = 4, clock = 3. bottom equation ambiguous, no brackets. (plus the clock says 2 not 3, 3 bananas not 4, plus 11 sided poly) i guess it really could be anything. I remember doing questions like these in Year 7, aged 11. ofc it is possible something is going way over my head, the last time I did any maths I was 16.

and i solved it in exactly same manner as solved

yes i got the answer when i got the clues i.e. last line

The banana part makes sense, but would you pay twice as much for a clock that says it's 2 o clock than for one that says it's 1 o clock?

I just came across this puzzle somewhere else, but the tone of grey was changed in the last hexagram/pentagram (one shade darker). As if there's two hexagrams and one pentagram overlapping.

Dang it, I got 35 so close!!!!!!!

The only thing I see wrong with this theory is the shapes…you cannot conclude that about the edges, what if it was each shape has the equivalent of 5?

Without parenthesis around last banana bunch and box figure, I get 88.

35 each shape in the picture of three shapes equal 5 so 5+5+5=15 ……15+15+15=45

Someone broke it down said the answer is 39 using bodmas and 99 not using bodmas and the clock in the 4th row is still the value of 3 is this correct

You rock! Thanks for this video! Folks are reaching and coming up with some weird answers. Pheeew! 🤦🏽

38

The clock doesn't matter. It's a fkin clock regardless of the time

I got it over time. I approached it as a viral problem, and did not have any attention to detail. 🇬🇧👍🏻🇬🇧

There're missing lines. otherwise you can have more than 1 solution

38

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 38, NOT 67

35 works as well if you see it as each shape in first line is 5 therefore 10 on the final line due to there being 2 shapes but if you do edges instead you get 11 edges therefore being 38

In the 1940s Albert einstein was hailed as a genius after he invented the atom bomb, and in the 2010s you are considered a genius if you can solve a 7th grade-standard math

omg finally I get one of these right😂

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You could also say that each of the shapes forming the Pentagon were all worth 5, then the answer would be 35.

the answer is 38

From the first line each hexagon is 15: From the second line each banana is 1

From the third line each clock (when at 3 o'clock) is 3: So one clock (at 2 o'clock) + 3 bananas + 3 bananas X 1 hexagon (without the square inside) =

2 + 3 + 3 X 11 (here the reason is I am assuming the 15 point given to the 'hexagon' at the beginning comes from all the sides so since the square has 4 sides I subtract 4 from 15)

The answer is 38

before watching: 35

the grey shape =5 for each shape inside it. it has 3 shapes on top row, so 3x5x3=45. other than that, I agree with you. the difference in out answers is because I evaluated the grey shape as 10 because it's 2 objects, 2×5 is 10

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so much amusement,,,,

& very enjoyable math

sir,

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The answer is 38 if you assume the last question is 2 o'clock + 3 bananas + (3 bananas X hexagon w/o square) = 2 +3 + 33 = 38.

But if you assume the last question is (2 o'clock + 3 bananas + 3 bananas) X hexagon w/o square, then the correct answer is (2+3+3) X 11 = 8X11 = 88.

Lastly, this is not a math question, but a puzzle on how observant a person is.

2 clock a value is also 3 ..

bcz

there is no change in value of watch if time is changed ..

u wrong

I got 88 FINAL ANSWER

I got 110

the right answer is 80.

38?

you already said what to plus when your explaning the vs stuff

Haven't watched yet. My answer is 35

i know but: (2+3+3)×11 (=88) is not 2+3+3×11 (=38) PL. wiedzialem ale zrobilem blad w obliczeniach

Hides content from uploaderI could solve it, which proves that I am a math genius.

Well, if X = 8 then clearly Y must be 6.

What the hell?

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I think each shape =5

3h=45 and h=15

2b+15=23; 2b=8 and b=4

4+2t=10; 2t=6 and t=3

3+4+4*?=??; and the shape has 15 points/edges, so without the square it would be 11… and the banana and clock are both 1 less for their own reasons

2+3+33=38, ja?

The only reason I got this right is cause I have done so many problems like this it just gets common

EZ

38

Why not 4+3+3×15

Am I being an idiot?xD