# Numerical riddle 2+2=44+4=8 142+468=621 3762+8271=?

• LakeMountD
In summary, the sum of 2+2 is 4, 4+4 is 8, and 142+468 is 621. The sum of 3762+8271 is 13143. The highest digit in all of these numbers is 8, which is important because if people had a different number of fingers, the base of math would change.
LakeMountD
2+2=4
4+4=8
142+468=621
3762+8271=?

driving me crazy

3762 + 8271 = 13143

can you please tell me how you got this? explain what you did?

there is a thread on it.

LakeMountD,

"can you please tell me how you got this? explain what you did?"

No, but I'll give you some hints.

What's the highest digit in any of the numbers (including my answer)?

8, what does that have to do with anything?

LakeMountD,

"8, what does that have to do with anything?"

A lot. If I made up a list of a million more addition problems like the one you asked about, the highest digit in all of them would be 8 too.

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are you like screwing with my head? can you at least give me some good hints? IM SOOOOO CONFUSED!

A hint: What might have happened (in math) if people all had six fingers or 8 fingers instead of 10 fingers?

## What is the pattern in this numerical riddle?

The pattern is that each equation follows the formula (first number + second number) = (first number * second number). For example, in the first equation, 2+2=4 and 4*2=8, hence 2+2=44+4=8.

## What is the solution to this numerical riddle?

The solution is 14633. To get this solution, we follow the same pattern as before. In the third equation, 3762+8271=12033 and 3762*8271=31104042. Combining the two results, we get the final equation 12033+31104042=31116075. Therefore, the solution is 14633 as the final equation becomes 14633=31116075.

## Can this numerical riddle be solved using a different formula?

Yes, there are other possible formulas that can be used to solve this riddle. For example, in each equation, the second number can be found by dividing the first number by 2 and then adding 1. Using this formula, we get 2+2=4 and 2*2=4, hence 2+2=44+4=8. Similarly, in the third equation, 3762+8271=12033 and 3762*2=1881, hence 3762+8271=621.

## What is the significance of the numbers used in this numerical riddle?

The numbers used in this riddle do not have any specific significance. They have been chosen randomly to create a pattern that follows a specific formula. Any other set of numbers could have been used to create a similar riddle.

## Is there a limit to the numbers that can be used in this type of numerical riddle?

No, there is no limit to the numbers that can be used. As long as the numbers follow the same formula of (first number + second number) = (first number * second number), any set of numbers can be used to create a similar riddle.

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