Let’s get your minds moving with a straightforward brain teaser, spotted over at Mental Floss.
We’ll start with a fairly obvious hint: the answer is not six. That would be too easy. One other hint: people born in the last few decades are at a disadvantage here.
While you give it some thought, here’s another viral brain teaser:
“Brain teaser” might not be the right term, as this is straightforward, order-of-operations math. If you want the answer and an explanation why the answer isn’t one, go here.
All right, back to the empty box. The answer is….
If you learned to drive in an era where the stick shift was less prevalent, you might have missed this one. According to a CarMax study, 96% of people in the U.S. drive vehicles with automatic transmissions today. In 2016, only 18% of drivers knew how to drive a stick shift. Back in the 1980s, 35% of cars had manual transmissions.
Ready for another brain buster?
Can you solve this viral math problem? (Hint: it’s not 9)