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I like your thinking! so it should be

8809=8484 for example or even

8809=8800

easy :-)

the clue is that pre-schoolers can do it. Therefore it`s not about the numbers or anything mathematical.

# of holes ahhhhh

Man that was easy.

The "preschoolers solve this really fast" was a dead giveaway that the key was something trivial.

It`s like that "petals round the rose" dice thing.

[quote] The answer is simple. 2581 = 2581.

The preceding 21 equalities are incorrect.

- An Engineer [/quote]

Tuche.

...You win.

The preceding 21 equalities are incorrect.

- An Engineer

I do think this is stupid though because this isn`t to do with maths but rather pointless BS nobody needs to know. It`s like. Count how many lines are in the word POO and there you go, you`re dumber than a primary school student. But can a primary school student do functions of X? No.

I`d also like to point that this took me about 3ish minutes

We could maybe solve a lot of problems in our world..

Sorry, no time, i have to read AIB

Good one

In about three minutes.

i looked it up and still don`t get

"I was way over-analyzing this. I started making equations out of the 4 numbers and switched around operations to see if I could get the answer. I gave up after 10 minutes. I read comments and bashed myself in the head with a tack hammer."

Did you guys even red the description? PRESCHOOLERS

Took about a minute and a half. Never heard of the "HOLE" method.

Ugh...this was not obvious! Who in the hell counts the "holes" in numbers???

I never would have thought to look at the number of "holes," but I still found the same answer.

Basically, we`re given that:

0000=4, so (0)=4/4=1

1111=0, so (1)=0/4=0

2222=0, so (2)=0/4=0

3333=0, so (3)=0/4=0

5555=0, so (5)=0/4=0

6666=4, so (6)=4/4=1

7777=0, so (7)=0/4=0

9999=4, so (9)=4/4=1

Since (4) doesn`t appear on the left at all, that is unnecessary to find.

But in order to find (8), take any four-digit number with an 8 in it and solve.

Since 8096=5, (8)+1+1+1=5, and thus (8)=2.

And currently studying for a MA in math education.

Lawyer

and got the answer 2

and dont know how to do a spoiler but trying anyways

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

0 0 0 ? 0 1 0 2 1 1

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Mechanical engineer....

So that there`ll be another funeral, and hopefully the person you were attracted to will be there again, and this time you can talk to them?

So you see the person again at the next funeral! That`s not sociopathic, that`s good planning.

You`re at a funeral. You see someone you`re attracted to at the memorial service amongst the assembled mourners. However, before you can speak with them, someone else distracts you. When you do eventually manage to return your attention to the object of your desire, they`ve disappeared. You ask around, and find out that they left, and that no-one knows how to contact them.

Later that week, you murder the brother of the deceased from the first funeral. Why?*

[* NB: If you know the answer, apparently, that means you have sociopathic tendencies. At least in pop-psych world]

I`ve seen this problem before, though, alongside the surprising statement that pre-schoolers can solve it quickly. I`ve never seen any actual figures to back up the assertion that pre-schoolers do solve a problem like this as quickly as claimed, however.

Took me 18 seconds.

I have higher education.

The giveaway was that it can be done by pre-school children which ruled out almost anything above basic counting.

Not sure how to do a spoiler tag, so don`t read this if you don`t want the solution:

SOLUTION: (The number on the right is the number of loops on the left in each "equation".

That took me about 3 minutes, mostly because I was wondering why I would need my thumb as the caption states :/ Then the clue about preschoolers being able to figure it out means it can`t possibly be a math problem, so I looked at it visually instead. Maybe if they didn`t give that clue, it would have taken me longer.

Holes

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