2

# SUM SUMS MATHS PUZZLE

Sat 11 Feb, 2006 12:01 pm
HI THERE

I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME WITH THE FOLLOWING MATHS PUZZLE: - IT'S CALLED SUM SUMS!!!

TWENTY FIVE DIVIDED BY FIVE =

1 + 2 + 3 X 4 =

12 X 0 =

101 - 99 =

WHAT IS THE ANSWER, IF ANYONE KNOWS THEN THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC.

MANY THANKS

FELICITY
• Topic Stats
• Top Replies
Type: Discussion • Score: 2 • Views: 16,648 • Replies: 21
No top replies

georgeob1

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 12:09 pm
222
markr

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 01:11 pm
I get 22 (5, 15, 0, 2).
0 Replies

GeneralTsao

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 01:41 pm
Geez. I got 31.

25/5=5
1 + 2=3 + 3=6 X 4 = 24

12 X 0 = 0

101 - 99 =2

I'm thinking I don't fully understand the question.
0 Replies

Instigate

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 02:19 pm
If the title is relevant than I think 6 would be the answer as it is the only Sum. The rest are quotient, product, and difference.

Edit: Im gonna go with 0 as 1+2+3 preceeds the *4 and therefore cannot stand alone as an answer; there are no sums to sum.
0 Replies

GeneralTsao

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 02:48 pm
Ah, but perhaps georgob is right in that "add the numbers" means rather "add the numerals".

Of course one can assume that all the numerals are positive, except as marked (the "-99").

So you could have the sum of 1,2,3,4, 12, 101 and -99, equalling 24.

I say the question is vague.
0 Replies

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 02:49 pm
You mulitply before adding in equations..
1+2+3x4 would be 15
0 Replies

georgeob1

1
Sat 11 Feb, 2006 10:52 pm
GeneralTsao wrote:
Ah, but perhaps georgob is right in that "add the numbers" means rather "add the numerals".

Of course one can assume that all the numerals are positive, except as marked (the "-99").

So you could have the sum of 1,2,3,4, 12, 101 and -99, equalling 24.

I say the question is vague.

I agree. The question permits two answers, either 24 or 222. The use of the word "numbers" instead of numerals makes 24 the preferred answer as you said.
0 Replies

joshman001

1
Sun 5 Mar, 2006 04:56 pm
Scam
It's logic!!! Because they cant blatently lie, you have to think laterally. The question is "add the numbers". This could mean add the digits in the questions (1+2+3+4+1+2 etc), or add the digits in the questions and the answers (1+2+3+4+1+5+1+2), or any number of variations. Twenty five probably doesnt cound as it isnt a number. They probably have hundreds of numbers that it "could" be, and they are waiting until only 1 is left to give the prize. the answers 22, 24 and 222 have all been tried and all other logical ones.
0 Replies

GeneralTsao

1
Sun 5 Mar, 2006 05:10 pm
Is part of the clue in the name? It's called "Sum Sums," which could be a stylistic form of "Some Sums."

So, then, are they actually looking for more than one sum as the answer?
0 Replies

Marisssssa

1
Sat 11 Mar, 2006 12:57 pm
The sum of all the answers is 22.
25 / 5 = 5
1 +2 + 3 x 4 = 3 + 12 =15
12 x 0 = 0
101 - 99 = 2
5 + 15 + 0 +2 = 22
0 Replies

1
Sat 11 Mar, 2006 04:54 pm
TWENTY FIVE DIVIDED BY FIVE = five

1 + 2 + 3 X 4 = 15

12 X 0 = 0

101 - 99 =2

Five is a word

add the numbers 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+12+101+99=222

add the numbers 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+12+101+(-99)=24

add the numbers 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+1+2+1+1+9+9=33?
0 Replies

LeftCoastBum

1
Sun 26 Mar, 2006 12:22 am
What I get from the puzzle is, it says add the numbers and thats it. the puzzle is called sum sum's but i think its named that just to throw you off so i get 222
0 Replies

Fruitbat

1
Thu 30 Mar, 2006 06:24 pm
They use this sort of puzzle on TV shows to get you to phone in. They are deliberately ambiguous. You can consider some of the letters to be Roman numerals.
0 Replies

parini13

2
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 08:54 am
@felicity jackson,
its 22.(5+15+2=22)
GeneralTsao

1
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 09:36 am
@parini13,
My gosh, Felicity, you waited exactly three years to give the answer!
0 Replies

1
Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:07 am
@felicity jackson,
TWENTY FIVE DIVIDED BY FIVE=FIVE
1+2+3X4=15
12X0=0
101-99=2
0 Replies

anymous

1
Tue 5 Oct, 2010 09:41 am
@georgeob1,
DONT KNOW MATHS A THE ANSWER IS 34
0 Replies

sannzzzz

1
Sun 24 Apr, 2011 11:34 am
@georgeob1,
25/5 = 5
1+2+3*4 = 24
12*0 = 0
100-99 = 1
total................30(5+24+0+1).................i guessssss.........izzz da anssss correct
0 Replies

marcuslangford

1
Mon 25 Apr, 2011 08:47 am
@felicity jackson,
This maths question suffers distincly from bad english.

Errm, there is no right answer, there are many different possible results, 222, 24, 30.

also the answer to 1+2+3*4 could be 24 or 15 (Your supposed to do the multiplication first as in (1+2)+(3*4) not (1+2+3)*4 but bad english could mean bad maths too (and some of you made the same mistake))

in all likelyhood the answer is either 222 or 253 (222+5+24+0+2) or 244 (222+5+15+0+2) since once the sums are answered the numerals of the answers could also be included.

24 is less likely (since the proper sum would be 101 + -98) but not impossible as are 55 and 46 for the same reason as above.

another question that needs to be addressed in this model is does: twenty five devided by five = five or 5. making 41,50, 239 and 248 possible answers.

I could carry on but I think you get the idea.
0 Replies

### Related Topics

Evolution 101 - Discussion by gungasnake
Typing Equations on a PC - Discussion by Brandon9000
The Future of Artificial Intelligence - Discussion by Brandon9000
The well known Mind vs Brain. - Discussion by crayon851
Scientists Offer Proof of 'Dark Matter' - Discussion by oralloy
Blue Saturn - Discussion by oralloy
Bald Eagle-DDT Myth Still Flying High - Discussion by gungasnake
DDT: A Weapon of Mass Survival - Discussion by gungasnake

1. Forums
2. » SUM SUMS MATHS PUZZLE