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Most Adults Are Stumped By This Elementary Level Question - Can You Solve It?

A math puzzle being circulated on social media is stumping a lot of adults. Kids seem to figure it out easily. Can you crack the code?

Talk about 'food for thought,' this math problem will have you scratching your head. How does 1 apple plus 1 apple plus 1 apple equal 30? And how is it one apple plus two banana bunches equal 18? Or one banana bunch and two coconut halves equal 2?

If you want to know the answer, read on. Warning - spoiler alert!

The trick is that the apples each equal 10, not one. So three apples is 10 plus 10 plus 10.

If you count the bananas in the bunch on the next line, there are four of them. Therefore, each banana individually counts as one.

Likewise, a coconut split in half counts as one point.

The last problem on the line is the trickiest, but if you 'read' it carefully, you'll see there is only a half a coconut, and three (instead of four) bananas in the bunch. This makes the grand total 14!

Did you figure it out on your own? Pass it to friends and see if they can do it.

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