Math Puzzles/riddles are exercises designed to stimulate cognitive function and encourage the brain to work to complete the exercise.
While many people like to do Math Riddles for fun, however, these simple exercises have other uses also. While neurologists often utilize these puzzles when they work with patients to arrive at a diagnosis, teachers often use them as educational tools in the classroom.
One such Math Puzzle was recently shared on Twitter by IAS officer Awanish Sharan. He shared an image which features a lock challenging people to find the correct code for the lock using the given hints.
Sharing the image on the social media platform, Sharan wrote, “Your answer?”
Your answer ? pic.twitter.com/g0G5j2rL1O— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) March 11, 2023
The picture has a lock with a group of numbers on the left side along with some hints.
This mind-bending mathematical puzzle has blown away everyone’s brain. As we can see the puzzle plays with your mind.
Since being shared a day ago on Twitter, the mathematical puzzle has gathered over 1.4 million views, 8.9 K likes and several retweets. The tweet has also received numerous comments.
Here’s how Twitteratis reacted to the optical illusion:
From Hint 1 & 2, we come to know that the number 6 is the incorrect number.— 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 (@Sandeep__3D) March 7, 2023
From Hint 3, we come to know that 2 & 0 are correct numbers.
From Hint 4 & 1, we come to know that number 2 is correctly placed.
Hence the number will be _ _ 2
From Hint 3, 4 & 5 we come to know that 0 is… https://t.co/cBBBbJ0INC
7-3-8 all wrong— CSE page (@CSE_page) March 11, 2023
5th line so 0 is ✓ - but wrong place ( 3rd place)
3rd line 0 is second place ( but wrong place) which means - 0 should be on first place.
Now first line it can be 6 because 0 will be there, so 2 is ✓ as it is on right place(0_2)
2nd line only 4 can fill.
In 682 correct no.+ in right place = _ _ 2— Vaishali Maheshwari (@vaishali_0l) March 11, 2023
In 614. " + " wrong " = _6_
In 206 " + " = _62
In 738 nothing is correct
In 780 correct no.+in wrong place= 0_ _
So, code = 062
either the first or second place is 0.— Atul Kumar Dubey (@Atulkumardubey) March 11, 2023
From hints 1 and 3, it is clear that 0 and 2 are the right numbers to represent 8 and that 6 cannot be. The IInd choice, which is in the right position, is the best choice....we can infer from hint 2 that although the number 4 is correct,
Not any code required it's manual lock open with key only,code is applicable only with digital lock having keypad on it— kapil dev kataria (@kk185093) March 11, 2023
two answer possible 062 and 042 ,,,"ab mai soch rha hu,esko frame krwa lu, interview me as a acheivemnt bataunga 😎— SHIVU KUMAR (@shivuk287) March 11, 2023