Online “Intelligence tests” always makes us laugh because none of them are actually any legitimate indicators of how smart you are, and even if you find one that is accurate it’s not like it matters – different people are smart in different ways.
Here is one of those puzzles that in a short period of time has become so viral that has already been shared over three million times, and it’s showing no sign of stopping.
Some people say that if you can solve it, your IQ is above 150, which means that you are an absolute genius.
So does figuring out this “intelligence test” mean you have an IQ of 150 or more? Probably not.
However, it would place you 52 points above the average American’s IQ and a whole 43 points above the average Hong Kong citizen’s IQ (Hong Kong is the smartest country in the world according to data.)
Are you ready to try and solve the puzzle?
The math question is certainly fun to try. Also, the question actually gives a hint of what the answer is: the 3 question marks indicate that the answer has 3 digits.
The video below attempts to explain it – yes, we say “attempts” because it’s a little difficult to follow.
No worries. We’ve got it for you!
You need to subtract and then add to get the answer.