Mathematics is already complicated with its numbers, digits, equations, methods, etc. But the more complicating part is mathematical puzzles. Okay, if you happen to be a math geek, you probably must be wondering what the fuss is all about, it’s just simple calculations. But nope, not everyone was blessed by the Gods of Numbers.
Recently the internet has been flooded by a simple but rather confusing puzzle that constitutes a triangle diagram. And in it, there are smaller triangles. Here is a picture uploaded by journalist Jitesh Pillai on Twitter.
Let’s all begin with the first big triangle.
— J (@jiteshpillaai) April 9, 2018
The tweet went viral like wildfire; people trying to solve the right number of triangles in it.
At first, when I started counting I got 13 triangles. But then I see people commenting digits starting from 1 to three digit numbers. Like are you serious? For real?
This person sees only one triangle.
Okay, Alex let’s just be polite and not say anything to hurt you.
Just 1 https://t.co/UiZtRFBl4J
— Alex Terranova 💯 (@Alexterra03) April 9, 2018
I think you should’ve asked your math teacher in high school.
Why do I only see 2? 😂 https://t.co/UABlZ8NZrX
— Kayla Reed 🦋 (@itskayla_reed) April 9, 2018
And then, folks just keep guessing the numbers in sequence.
Am I the only one that sees 3 triangles or … https://t.co/mu7pVJRPRe
— nisaa reed (@nisaareed) April 10, 2018
ITS 4 YALL ARE DUMB DUMB STUPUD HEADS https://t.co/VeDRpDKfzg
— WOODCHIP BUT YOU CAN CALL ME CHIP FOR SHORT (@dadtrash) April 10, 2018
The answer is 5 pic.twitter.com/7fve2NlC5D
— Wajid Kausar (@WajidKausar4) April 10, 2018
What comes after 5, you say 6,7…….and so on.
6 triangles https://t.co/cXhFNc1RVW
— Lynne Camp (@LynneCamp4) April 10, 2018
7 right 👉? https://t.co/5HlStn2Ocr
— Rohan Deshpande RD (@WhereIsRohan007) April 9, 2018
8. Right? https://t.co/7NJLHIChWE
— Zach Brunet (@Imthebest118) April 9, 2018
So, here is an update, it went on and on and reached the 20’s.
I Got 20 https://t.co/quBoDC2Nvs
— 🥀 (@_AdoreJoo) April 10, 2018
Update: 21. https://t.co/j075wzu135
— Ya Gurl Mady ✨💕🥑🍑👩🏻💅🏼 (@mady134) April 10, 2018
The guessing game didn’t end there but wait ’till you see this tweet.
Like, how obnoxious are you Levi?
153. You have to consider the sides, the back, and the whole thing around. And center. https://t.co/SbxU9Wp7JT
— Levi (@LeviMira) April 10, 2018
And finally, to end the train of this bizarre conundrum, we have the answer right here!
The holy grail, we bow to you Neeraj for ending this viral thread. Much appreciated.
— Neeraj✍️ (@Iam_Ineffable) April 9, 2018
So, the answer is 18. Problem solved. Pheww! That was a fun experience, we got to see a lot of people sharing their mathematical skills and yeah, let’s not talk about that.