Did you think the result is 5000? Actually, it is not. The correct result is 4100. 26.74027883.888889 Previous page 1 2Tags:CalculationMental HealthMental Test Like Tweet Pin it Share Share Like Get almost weekly updates in your inbox. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 5,817 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe This article was written by Gaurav Tiwari A designer by profession, a mathematician by education but a Blogger by hobby. Loves reading and writing. Just that. Home » Humor & Fun Stuffs » How Genius You Are? 13 comments it’s nice…. Reply You got me. i was so proud when i came up with 5000 in a flash. Reply So now I know i’m not a genius… Reply Ha ha! When counting by head, one can make these kind of mistakes. Ask any math frequent buddy, you’ll probably get the same answer. Key point of this test is the last step: Four thousands and Ninety plus Ten equals what? : Five Thousand 😉 Reply I also first got with 5000 in an instant but when I understood my mistake, I figured out it as a awesome question. Ha ha ha.. You too! –Gaurav Reply I got 4100 after reading it, but if I had heard it, I would’ve probably gotten 5000. Why: I saw four 1000’s and a group of four other numbers that I knew added up to 100, so I thought 4*1000 + 100. If I had heard it, the numbers would have been added in order (incorrectly) and I wouldn’t have been able to do this weird visual thing I do with numbers. this mean that you’re a genius! Congrats!—[Gaurav] Reply I got 3100…. You said take a thousand so I instantly thought to subtract a 1000 from zero to start off with making it -1000 Plus 40 makes it -960 Plus 1000 makes it 1040. Add 30 makes it 1070 Add 1000 makes it 2070 Add 20 makes it 2090 Add 1000 makes it 3090 Add 10 makes it 3100. Reply -960 and plus 1000 makes only 40. so your answer should have been 2100. 🙂 Reply As always, You’ve a great sense of humor! Reply witty 🙂 Reply Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame om me. I have had this puzzle before, so this time I got theright answer. Reply got it right the first time After the 30, i was expecting 20..and 10. As that sum is 100 + 4(1000); did not find it so tough Reply The calculation can’t possibly start by taking away a thousand, because two lines later, it states “add ANOTHER 1,000.” In order to add “another” 1000, there had to have been a first 1000. We know the first 1,000 is a positive number for two reasons: 1) There’s no minus sign in front of it, nor any mention of a negative, and 2) “Take” is an instruction to receive something, so we know we have received 1,000 with which to start the calculation. “Take away” would be the instruction to subtract. I got the right answer, but did the math visually. I couldn’t help it, when I looked at the whole, the numbers added themselves. If that doesn’t happen, I easily get mired in the muck of mathematical “logic.” 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.