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Published 5 years ago by Cobbydaler with 24 Comments

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  • AvocadoAtLaw
    +7

    I have to admit, I got it wrong. My long lasting reign of smug math superiority has come to an end.

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    • funhonestdude
      +3

      What did you guess and how did you end up with it? If you can still remember.

  • caelreth
    +6

    Yay! I'm as smart as a 6 year-old!

    • Splitfish
      +7

      Took me a few seconds but I got it right too.

  • Cheesemangeur
    +5

    I was looking at this for a minute, with a frown on my face. My boyfriend, intrigued looks at it and then looks back at me with a smirk...

    My boyfriend is as smart as a 6 year old.

    • 8mm
      +4

      How smart does that leave you?

  • KingAztek (edited 5 years ago)
    +5

    I have a little more to add than what the article states. I believe that we, as adults, have been conditioned to view the world we perceive in a very linear way. Whether it be religious, scientific, cultural, etc, we've all been conditioned to view the world around us through a specific filter. Young children have not had such filters imposed on them yet. They can still use their brains to figure out things without any additional filters imposed on them. Therefore, it is much easier for a child to view an image that doesn't make sense, and then do something to the image itself to make it make sense.

    Adults will tend to view the image itself as something that is not to be messed with, leaving only the information within it to be manipulated. I've seen people comment that they thought the parking lot numbers were for apartments and things of that nature. Just think about that for a second. Where did she extrapolate this having to do with apartments? Adults tend to inject similar scenarios to make sense of stuff that cannot otherwise be logical.

    However, this image is a logic question, so all outside scenarios are irrelevant. A child won't care that parking spaces at apartment complexes are numbered. A child won't care that the care appears to be parked in reverse. A child won't necessarily even care that the number order at doesn't immediately appear to make sense. The only thing that won't make sense to a child is the orientation of the parking lot. Parking spaces are usually drawn in the other direction. So, all the child has to do to fix that issue is to whether physically or mentally, flip the image. And, once you do that, the problem becomes easy to solve.

  • Jupiter7
    +3

    Well now I feel stupid. Thanks, Hong Kong.

  • MyUserName
    +2

    Before I saw the answer I guessed 78. Is this still correct?

    • Chubros
      +4

      Sorry try again!

      • MyUserName
        +2

        Is ㄥ8 a better guess?

        • Chubros
          +3

          Yes but that's still not 78, it's 87. I win!

          • MyUserName
            +2

            Pfft... Since when were we allowed to use logic???

        • Apolatia
          +2

          Fancy 7 you got there

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