People on Facebook are going wild over this 'High IQ intelligence' maths test. But is it really that difficult?

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Saturday 15 October 2016 07:30
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Picture:(Sales-Fiction (Facebook))

A 'High IQ intelligence Test' was posted on Facebook earlier this month - puzzling hundreds of thousands of people.

The picture, shared on the 4th October by the page Sales-Fiction was entitled "Share if you understand!"

Well, nobody wanted to be accused of not understanding...

Picture: Sales-Fiction/Facebook (Sales-Fiction (Facebook))

Predictably it went viral, with over 177,000 shares and 14,000 likes, because presumably even if people didn't solve it they wanted to seem like they had.

So everyone was quick to share it, but also to point out its flaws in the comment section.

It's not actually a mathematical test as such; rather, it's a puzzle-spotting exercise that doesn't exactly correlate to your IQ levels.

*Spoiler alert* here's the solution.

8 + 2 = 16106

8 x 2 = 16

8 + 2 = 10

8 - 2 = 6

16-10-6....16106

Multiply, add, subtract. MAS, not maths.

The comments section became hilariously snarky, but the post has since been inexplicably removed from the Facebook page.

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