The image shows four rows of random single-digit numbers along with one seemingly simple question: Can you find the number 250?
At first glance, the requested number seems nowhere to be found, and the long rows of digits make things even more confusing. Hence, this task demands your full and undivided attention for a few seconds.
Do try to find that elusive number all by yourself before scrolling down for the first hint. If you haven’t seen it yet, keep reading and the answer shall be revealed.
Hint 1:Have you found the number 250 yet? Here’s your first hint: Instead of looking at the rows of digits horizontally or vertically, try looking at them from a diagonal perspective. See if you can find it before scrolling down for your second hint!
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Hint 2:Going back to this particular brainteaser, have you seen the number 250 yet? Here’s one more hint: There’s only one 0 in the entire sequence of digits. So try focusing your eyes on finding one figure instead of a three-digit number.
If you’ve already solved the riddle, congratulations! If you figured it out without any of our hints, that’s even more impressive.
If you haven’t yet, not to worry. The results are below.
“Found it. Don’t tell the answer! Let everyone find it!” one such comment read.
While another noted, “Yes, I only took a second to find. Love math.”
And one particularly ingenious commenter showed some tremendous lateral thinking in their answer, “Found 2 of them. One is diagonally on the left; the other is in the question itself.”
Wow! How did we miss that one?