## Here’s The Viral IQ Test That Only 1 In 1,000 Are Getting Correct

For this tricky problem you’ll need to think outside of the box! It may look like a simple addition problem at first, but there’s more than meets the eye with this math riddle.

Even though there’s usually one right answer for math problems, two common solutions are causing a heated debate all over the world. Let’s see if you can get it right!

So take your time and get out your pencil and paper. The solution will either hit you like a ton of bricks, or you’ll be left scratching your head. Once you think you have the solution, or you’re just about ready to give up, scroll down to see the correct answer!

Here’s the first solution to the problem that’s stumping the Internet world:

#### Finally, take the 8 + 11 in the last equation, which equals 19, and add it to the sum of the previous problem (21). That should give you a grand total, of 40!

Despite the widely accepted notion that 40 is the correct answer, there’s also a case to be made if you came up with 96 as the final total.

The second solution models itself after the equation: a + b = a + a(b).

Let’s dive in deeper:

#### So to find the final solution using this method, you’ll add 8 to 8 times 11 to get 96.

Most of the population comes up with 96 for the answer, but what about you? Let the world know if you got one of these answers, or something else altogether, in the Facebook comments section

If those explanations were still a bit confusing, watch this helpful video to ease your mind!