Consider yourself a genius do you? Well let’s see if you can solve this puzzle in under one minute…
According to Brightside, if you can solve this puzzle in 30 seconds, you can call yourself a genius.
Below, you’ll see a picture of three girls, they’re sisters, apparently.
Here is the puzzle part: How old are these three sisters, if:
- Multiplying their ages gives a figure of 36;
- Adding their ages together gives 13;
- The oldest sister is blonde.
Did you work that out? I’m going to leave you hanging for a bit but if you need to know now, then scroll down to the bottom of this article to find the answer.
The site also says you should be able to find the ‘Spider Lady’ – not sure how this is a ‘lady’ but it’s the odd one out – in 30 seconds if you want to call yourself a genius:
Here’s another quick one before you find the answers to the above:
This illusion, which looks like it’s taken from some kind of ancient cave drawing, apparently has 99 per cent of the population stumped – and it’s not hard to see why.
The puzzle, posted on quiz site Playbuzz, asks people to find four hidden men in the illustration.
And no, the obvious main guy is not one of them…
The caption on the challenge reads:
Listen up! I need your help! Find my four men, winter is coming!
It’s a pretty tricky one, and the men don’t necessarily look like full grown men, most of them are just heads.
Still not getting it? Try turning the image upside down…
I guess I’m one of the 99 per cent of the population who didn’t get this – and even though I’ve now seen the answer, I’m still struggling to comprehend how those images are supposed to be men, but oh well.
Right, without further ado, here are the answers you’ve been waiting for…
Girls’ age puzzle:
If multiplying their ages gives 36, then their ages have to be one of the following eight combinations:
36 = 2 × 3 × 6, and adding these ages together gives us 11.
36 = 2 × 2 × 9, and adding these ages together gives us 13.
36 = 4 × 9 × 1, and adding these ages together gives us 14.
36 = 4 × 3 × 3, and adding these ages together gives us 10.
36 = 18 × 2 × 1, and adding these ages together gives us 21.
36 = 12 × 3 × 1, and adding these ages together gives us 16.
36 = 6 × 6 × 1, and adding these ages together gives us 13.
36 = 36 × 1 × 1, and adding these ages together gives us 38.
We are left with two possible answers, since 2 + 2 + 9 = 13, as does 6 + 6 + 1. This is where the seemingly useless comment, ‘the oldest sister is blonde’ turns out to be useful.
This statement indicates there is an older sister who doesn’t have a twin. In turn, only the first equation fits. Therefore, the answer is that the oldest sister is 9 years old and the younger ones are both two.
And finally, the Spiderman puzzle:
It’s on the second row, the third image from the right hand side.
Well? Did you get any of these?