The frustration! There has been a math riddle being shared on Facebook that is a type of fruit math problem and it’s being shared like WILDFIRE. Some are calling it “fruit algebra” while others are just calling it the “fruit math problem” and it’s driving them nuts!

Here is the problem below, let’s see if you can figure it out first and then later I’ll walk you through the steps on one possible way to solve the problem. You’ll need to be familiar with Algebra though.

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Bet you didn’t look close at the bananas! WHAT?! Because the bananas are a different image too! Instead of seeing 4 bananas in the cluster, we only see 3 bananas (Some still argue they see 4). Since the original cluster of 4 bananas equaled 4. That means that each banana is worth 1. This group of 3 bananas equals 3.

So… Finally… we can solve: 1 + 10 + 3 = 14. And the fruit math problem is finally solved.


Now for the people out there who are math majors will probably be shaking their heads right now because TECHNICALLY… you really can’t associate how a fruit image (variable) looks to it’s value. It would really be a different variable all together. That’s like me saying that V is half the value of X because it looks like two V’s make up the top and bottoms of the X.

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BUT, that’s only if you’re saying that the fruit images are ONLY variables. Anyways, this is all in good fun and it’s more of a math riddle and math problem mixed into one than just a pure math problem alone. 

How did you do on the Fruit Math Problem?

Let us know in the comments below! Did you get it the first time, or did the images trick you? Or do you not agree?

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