The two answers to the puzzle are 40 and 96.
How, you ask? Well...
For the first solution, you begin with 1 + 4 to get 5
Then, you add 2 + 5 to the first answer of 5 to reach 12
Similarly, adding 3 + 6 to 12 gives 21
In the end, 8 + 11 + 21 = 40
The quick answer, therefore, is 40, arrived at by simply adding each equation with the sum from the previous equation.
The second answer is a little more complicated
One way to arrive at the answer of 5 in the first equation is to add 1 to (4 x 1)
2 + (2 x 5) = 12
3 + (3 x 6) = 21
8 + (8 x 11) = 96
As is only to be expected, the puzzle has received some hate on the Internet too. However, many have pointed out that both the answers are correct since it is not a math puzzle but a logic puzzle.
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