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# This riddle for kids confuses most adults, I’ll be impressed if you nail the right answer!

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When you went to school, classes were for you to spend most of the time problem-solving. If you wanted to have good grades, you had put in some effort. In turn, your brain was exercising regularly and developed into what today is your most valuable asset.

As an adult, you don’t get that kind of treatment anymore. Therefore, it’s up to you to sit down and give your mind a proper workout to keep up with your busy life.

Afterward, you’ll feel a little lighter in the head and a much clearer mind, which is always helpful.

Challenges for the brain are abundant if you look online, you’ll find different types and difficulties; the options are infinite.

## A problem for kids

The puzzle we’ll show you below has left many adults scratching their heads – even though it’s a problem for kids.

Therefore, it is essential to sharpen your senses and to set all the everyday worries aside for a moment.

Who knows? Maybe you should try to remember your school days to solve the next task.

Below is the challenge. We can see a picture with a mathematical puzzle.

Can you get to the correct answer?

Take a close look at the details of the image, so you don’t miss anything.

Below we’ll reveal the correct answer.

## Here is the right answer

Did you end up with 17? Then you made the same mistake most people do.

Let’s take a closer look at the picture.

The shoes are 10; we can agree on that.

Then we have the cats with a whistle on their necks, which are worth 5. See where this is going yet?

The whistles are worth 2 each.

Most people miss this important detail: the last cat has no whistle on its neck, so it’s only worth 3.

That means the cat is 3, and the whistle is 2.

Then we have the value of all three: the shoes are 10, the cat 3 and the whistle 2.

Then we end up with this equation: 10 + 3 x 2.

You always multiply first in this case, which results in:

### 10 + 6 = 16.

Clever, huh? A lot of small details make something that looks simple, much harder, even if it’s a problem for kids.

Did you get the correct answer? Congratulations on that case!

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