This Is the ‘Intelligence Test’ That’s Blowing Up on Facebook

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
May 2, 2016 Updated: May 3, 2016

A mathematical problem tagged the “intelligence test” has been blowing up on Facebook, with over three million shares on the social network.

The claim behind the “test”? That anyone who understands the pattern between the numbers has an IQ of 150, which is considered to be in the top one percent of the world’s population.

But Presh Talwalker, author of several books and founder of Mindyourdecisions blog, notes that readers never have to prove they actually understand the rule behind the pattern.

So Talwaker proposed an “actual intelligence test” based on the problem.

The new test is as follows: ? + ?? = 123.

Can you solve the original test and/or the second one? 

 

 

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