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It's not what you think: a pseudo-mathematical puzzle will stump you, but the savvy ones will figure it out

Alina MilsentLife
Try to solve the puzzle

Puzzles often encourage you to think outside the box and look for unexpected solutions. According to research, this is not only an interesting but also a useful way to spend leisure time. In the long run, regular brain training with intellectual challenges can reduce the risk of neurological diseases.

A puzzle with a somewhat unexpected solution is gaining popularity online. This pseudo-mathematical problem will lead many people to a dead end, but the smartest ones will understand everything.

It's not what you think: a pseudo-mathematical puzzle will stump you, but the savvy ones will figure it out

Studies have also found that puzzles can improve mental health and the ability to solve problems quickly.

The picture shows intersecting lines and numbers from 1 to 5. You need to determine what is missing. And the correct answer is not 6.

If you can solve puzzles like this in less than 10 seconds, you are naturally endowed with intelligence and observation. Psychologists often associate this ability with a high IQ, but it is better to take special tests to determine the level of mental abilities.

Did you manage to solve this task? We emphasize once again: it is not a math problem.

The correct answer

The sequence resembles the markings on a manual transmission shifter that drivers see every day. Therefore, the correct answer is "R". It may take much longer for drivers who drive an automatic transmission or people with no driving experience to crack the code.

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