**A maths problem that apparently only one person in 1,000 can solve has been doing the rounds online.**

The test, which has been created by Go Tumble and shared on *Wikr,* tells those attempting to solve the quiz to ‘think outside the box’.

And to confuse things even more, there are actually two answers. Yep.

**The answers are below, so if you’re trying to figure it out without being a total cheat, don’t read on…**

The first solution:

Firstly, 1 + 4 = 5 – simple, or rather it should be!

Then move onto the next line, where you’ll add 2 + 5 to the sum of 5 in the equation above. That gives you the answer of 12.

On the following line, you’ll apply the same process. 3 + 6 = 9, then add the 9 to the sum in the equation above (12) to get the total of 21.

Finally, take the 8 + 11 in the last equation, which equals 19, and add it to the sum of the previous problem (21). That should give you a grand total, of 40!

But there can be another correct answer…

Obviously, 1 + 4 = 5. But you could also reach 5 by doing 1 + 4 then multiplying by 1.

With the second line, 2 + 2 x (5) = 12. This is the sum also listed in the equation above.

Moving on, 3 + 3 x (6) = 21. Once again, that’s the answer in the picture.

So to find the final solution using this method, you’ll add 8 to 8 times 11 to get 96.

What about your answer: do you have 40 or 96?

My brain hurts.