what's the result ?

  • Karl

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    May 23, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
    huh ?
    A. 2
    B. 5
    C. 26
    D. 10
    I think it's interesting so I post it here :3
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    May 23, 2013 11:36 AM GMT
    26
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    May 23, 2013 11:42 AM GMT
    I think 26, too.
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    May 23, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    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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    May 23, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    It's 26.

    I love these things. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 23, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    26!

    Love brain teasers . Moar.
  • Karl

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    May 23, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    actually I think 5=2 because it said 2=5 in the first line icon_cry.gif
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    May 23, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    well just by looking at the answer choices it's clearly 26. icon_smile.gif
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    May 23, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
    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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    May 23, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    D'ohhh. He's right. It's one of those tricks.

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

    Dammit!

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  • deep388

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    May 23, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    Seems like a Who wants to be a Millionaire question (for 100 dollars).

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  • spacemagic

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    May 24, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 11:27 AM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    fuck math
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    May 24, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
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    May 24, 2013 12:09 PM GMT
    Here's how I roll.
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  • iHavok

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    May 24, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    Karl saidactually I think 5=2 because it said 2=5 in the first line icon_cry.gif


    The Asian gets it right. Quelle suprise!

    Sorry! I couldn't resist. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 24, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    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

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    May 24, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    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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    May 24, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    nocapscalibro said...write...correctly...