## When it comes to solving puzzles, you are either great at it or awful at it.

There is no better way to test your IQ than to solve puzzles and see how well you do. There is one puzzle that is taking the internet by storm and stumping people who just can’t figure it out. There are a lot of puzzles that are hard to solve, but this one seems to be almost impossible.

## Is this puzzle really as hard as everyone claims?

If you are still having trouble solving it, you can find the answer and the process online, too.

According to Providr, it’s not as hard as it looks. To get the answer, you simply have to follow the solution formula, which is:

“Most people agree that 1 = 4 equals 5, but when you move onto the next line, where 2 + 5 equals 12, things get a little tricky. However, what you need to do is to add 2 + 5 + the last result, which in this case is 5. Continue to do the same until the end, and you’ll be able to figure out the answer.”

## If that formula doesn’t work, there is another one which might make more sense to you.

“The second solution models itself after the equation: a + b = a(b). Obviously 1 + 4 = 5, but you could also reach 5 by adding 1 to 4 times 1. With the second line, 2 + 2(5) = 12. This is the sum also listed in the equation above.”

If you are still confused, it’s OK. You aren’t alone. A lot of people are having a hard time with this one. That’s a lot of formulas to keep in mind.

## There are a lot of other puzzles that you can attempt to solve that don’t involve numbers.

Like this one…\

How many girls are in this photo? Is there really as many as it seems, or are your eyes playing tricks on you?

There are a lot of different ways to determine your IQ, so puzzles aren’t the only way. If you want to sharpen your mind, though, they are a great way to do that.

## In the end, the puzzles are supposed to be fun.

Try not to stress out over them if you can’t figure them out.

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Sources: MindYourDecisions, Providr, SimpleMost