**See how smart you are by solving this apple, banana, orange math riddle. Only those with a high IQ can answer correctly in 60 seconds or less.**

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## IQ test: will you find the final result in less than 60 seconds?

A math riddle recently made the rounds on social media, and although many people tried to answer it, very few got the solution right. The riddle is: “Apple, Banana, Orange. »

## The detailed solution

Check now if you have found the correct result. We detail the calculation below the image if you did not pass the challenge.

**Row 1: There are 4 apples which correspond to 3 pairs of bananas.**

- 1 apple + 1 apple + 1 apple + 1 apple = 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas
- 4 apples = 3 pairs of bananas

Now we can deduce that the value of 4 apples will be 3 pairs of bananas. We will use this information to troubleshoot the following issues.

**Row 2: There are 4 apples from which, when you subtract 2 bananas, you get 1 full orange.**

- 1 apple + 1 apple + 1 apple + 1 apple – 1 pair of bananas – 1 pair of bananas = 1 full orange

Now we also know that the value of 4 apples will be 3 pairs of bananas. We apply this accordingly.

- 3 pairs of bananas – 2 pairs of bananas = 1 whole orange
- 1 pair of bananas = 1 whole orange

Now we can deduce that the value of a pair of bananas will be a whole orange. We will use this information to troubleshoot the next round of issues.

**Row 3: Now we have 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas – 1 whole orange – 1 whole orange = 4.**

We will try to apply the values that we have determined in the previous equations to make it a uniform equation of bananas. We remember that 1 pair of bananas = 1 full orange. So the same goes for the reverse.

- 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas + 1 pair of bananas – 1 full orange – 1 full orange = 4
- 3 pairs of bananas – 2 (whole oranges) = 4
- 3 pairs of bananas – 2 (1 pair of bananas) = 4
- 3 pairs of bananas – 2 pairs of bananas = 4
- 1 pair of bananas = 4
- So 1 single banana = 2

Therefore, so far we have solved that the value of a banana is 2. Now we will use this information to determine the numerical value of apples and oranges to solve the final equation.

**Let’s recap:**

In row 1 we found that 4 apples = 3 pairs of bananas and in row 2 we found that 1 pair of bananas = one whole orange. In row 3, we also found that the value of a pair of bananas is 4. So,

- 4 apples = 3 pairs of bananas
- 1 apple = (3 x 4) / 4
- 1 apple = 3
- 1 pair of bananas = 1 whole orange
- 1 whole orange = 4

Now we have solved the numeric values of all the elements. To summarize, the value of a banana is 2, the value of an apple is 3, and the value of a whole orange is 4.

**Row 4: Now we come to the last question of the riddle where we have to find the total of the final equation. We therefore apply the values of each element that we have determined in the previous rows of this puzzle to find the final sum.**

This is where 99% of people don’t find the right answer. Notice that there are two apples, a whole orange, half an orange, and three bananas in one of the pairs. Let’s solve this riddle!

2 apples + 1 pair of bananas x (1 whole orange + 1 half orange) – 3 bananas =?

- (3 + 3) + 4 x (4 + 2) – (2 + 2 + 2) = ?
- 6 + 4 x 6 – 6
- 6 + 24 – 6
- =24

**The final answer is therefore 24.**