It’s a logic test that’s designed to keep your brain functioning at its best.

In the world of math and the number of tricky sums, we’ve all had our fair share of wins and losses. However, this viral puzzle has so many people scratching their heads. And in case you’re wondering why, well, it’s all about using those brain cells in the best manner possible and finding the right answer through a logical explanation.

Does it sound too tricky, well, in case you answered yes, then erase that thought.

Sometimes the easiest things get complicated because we spend too much time worrying about doubting ourselves.Hence, for this reason, we thought it would be interesting to have you all go through the challenge that’s designed to keep you thinking till you figure out the best explanation.

So, are you up for the challenge? We certainly hope so! Read on for the actual puzzle!

## The Puzzle

So, all you need to do is figure out the correct answer to this math sum! And mind you, very few people on social media were actually able to come close to the answer. We certainly hope you can too!

Yes, it’s a well-defined mathematical equation. But all will be well if you’re a math wizard who can pick up the technique being employed. So let the mind games begin! Good luck!

## The Solution

We hope you have selected your answer by now. So, are you ready for the final reveal? The correct answer is -12!

Buckle up because the explanation is not a simple one, by any means. 1+1=a+b+c. This can easily be obtained by dividing by 2.

Hence, you’ll get 7a+12b+2c=46

-5a(a+2b)=-5(14)

2a+2b+2c=-24

**a+b+c=-12, so the answer is -12**

So, how did you do? Do let us know in the comments section and don’t forget to share the story with others too!

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