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Only 1 in 1,000 can solve this IQ test – share it if you can figure out the answer

Numeric puzzles have a way of getting people to scratch their heads. And the fact that they often have several possible answers always starts up a great debate about who’s right.

This is one such example. When this puzzle started spreading on Facebook, people said that only 1 in 1,000 people managed to solve it. I don’t know if that’s true, but many people have tried to solve it and most have guessed wrong.

So get ready to test your genius and proudly share the puzzle with others if you manage to crack the code.

To answer the problem and replace the question mark with a number, you have to think outside the box.

Here’s the equation:

Since the puzzle was uploaded on Facebook, it has received over 3 million comments.

What’s interesting is that people ususally come up with one of two different answers—because there are two different ways to solve it.

Take a moment and try to answer it yourself:

Are you ready for the answer?

Some people say 40 and others say 96, but both are correct.

Watch this video to see how people arrive at each answer:

Did you get the answer? Don’t forget to challenge your friends to answer it.

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