Math Whiz

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I have mentioned here many times before that my Dad (probably much like your Dad?) is a great proponent of the email forward. 🙂 Now, honestly, I don’t like email forwards, I don’t trust them, and usually I just delete them. But I’ll at least scan> most of the ones that come in from my Dad.

Today’s was a fun little math puzzle that claims that anyone who can come up with the answer has an IQ of at least 120. (According to some sources, that means you are either “Gifted” or “Highly Intelligent”.) Not sure how accurate that really is, but it was a fun puzzle to solve. Took me about five minutes… (what does that say about me?) 🙂

(Note: after solving the puzzle that supposedly showed that my IQ was over 120, I decided to take an online IQ test here… great way to “wake up” my brain this morning!)

Leave your answer as a comment and I’ll post the answer later this week (also as a comment). (If you’re reading this well after the post date… DON’T READ THE COMMENTS before you figure it out. (What fun would that be??)

Alright, get those math wheels a crankin’

Here is a neat math problem. The people who forwarded it to me claim that only people with an IQ 120 and over are able to figure this out.

2 + 3 = 10
7 + 2 = 63
6 + 5 = 66
8 + 4 = 96

9 + 7 = ???


  1. You guys are clearly faster at processing number puzzles. Chi, what was your answer? You just said you answered it quickly.

    And, I’d say you’re probably around a 200 IQ.

    But still quite average, of course.


  2. I just said I answered it in 30 seconds. I don’t think that’s fast. Someone really smart would have done it in under ten.

    My answer was somewhere in the low-mid 140’s. Roughly.


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