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## what's the result ?

• Karl

Posts: 5789
huh ?
A. 2
B. 5
C. 26
D. 10
I think it's interesting so I post it here :3

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26
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I think 26, too.
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I'll say 26 as well, only cuz 2 guys already said it...I'm too lazy to try and solve it...plus I hate anything mathy.
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It's 26.

I love these things.
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26!

Love brain teasers . Moar.
• Karl

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actually I think 5=2 because it said 2=5 in the first line
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well just by looking at the answer choices it's clearly 26.
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The 26's are correct if adding up the prior 3 numbers.

2 + 5 + 3 = 10

3 + 10 + 4 = 17

so

4 + 17 + 5 = 26
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D'ohhh. He's right. It's one of those tricks.

2=5 so 5=2, regardless of the pattern.

Dammit!

• deep388

Posts: 885
Seems like a Who wants to be a Millionaire question (for 100 dollars).

• spacemagic

Posts: 520
26. It's n^2+1=x, where n is the known quantity.

So,
(2)^2+1=5
(3)^2+1=10
(4)^2+1=17,
etc.
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Love the 5=2 misdirect.

Here's my favorite.

(A-X) * (B-X) * (C-X)... = ?

What does that come to?

The answer is a real number.
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theantijock saidThe 26's are correct if adding up the prior 3 numbers.

2 + 5 + 3 = 10

3 + 10 + 4 = 17

so

4 + 17 + 5 = 26

what I did was just (number x itself) +1 =
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spacemagic said26. It's n^2+1=x, where n is the known quantity.

So,
(2)^2+1=5
(3)^2+1=10
(4)^2+1=17,
etc.

someone else just emailed me that solution. you guys got it. guess I just saw some other pattern which happened to play out to the same answer.
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I'll be a bit pedantic and say the question should be stated...
2 is to 5 as
3 is to 10 as
4 is to 17 as
5 is to ?
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fuck math
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Here's how I roll.
(What a bizzare picture.)

• iHavok

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theantijock saidThe 26's are correct if adding up the prior 3 numbers.

2 + 5 + 3 = 10

3 + 10 + 4 = 17

so

4 + 17 + 5 = 26

This doesnt explain how the original 2=5 came to be...

I also came to the x^2+1 solution, if we are looking for a pattern
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Karl saidactually I think 5=2 because it said 2=5 in the first line

The Asian gets it right. Quelle suprise!

Sorry! I couldn't resist.
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JohnSpotter saidLove the 5=2 misdirect.

Here's my favorite.

(A-X) * (B-X) * (C-X)... = ?

What does that come to?

The answer is a real number.

0 because of the (X-X) term
• calibro

Posts: 8888
this is an idiot problem because it literally reads as 2 = 5, not when x = 2 the answer to an equation is 5. there's no misdirect. there's no equation. 2 never equals 5. either write math correctly or look like an idiot.
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iHavok said
theantijock saidThe 26's are correct if adding up the prior 3 numbers.

2 + 5 + 3 = 10

3 + 10 + 4 = 17

so

4 + 17 + 5 = 26

This doesnt explain how the original 2=5 came to be...

I also came to the x^2+1 solution, if we are looking for a pattern

True the square answer is more accurate in its completeness--which I've already acknowledged so I'm not sure what your continuing issue is--but mine was not incorrect as it also reveals a pattern as in what logically follows from the preceding which is a fairly common way of organizing a this is to this as that is to that thang. I believe that's the proper technical term; you're free to correct me if that's what blows your skirt up.
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