Internet users have a problem with this puzzle: "My mother is twice as old as me. How old am I?". What is the answer?

It turns out that one of the popular intellectual exercises that children solve in schools causes a lot of problems for adult Internet users. The riddle sounds trivial, but as it turns out, it is not as simple as it seems at first glance.

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1. Serious problems of Internet users in solving a popular puzzle

The mind requires regular exercise to function properly, and so does the body. Thanks to them, we are able to reduce the risk of developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. According to the researchers, one of the best ways to stay intellectually priced is to solve puzzles, crosswords, or play certain games, such as chess. However - there is nothing to cheat - still a smaller part of society does it.

The Riddles.com platform decided to check how the IQ of users who visit it is doing by providing them with a puzzle often solved by students at school. This is one of the most popular puzzles on this website.

Here's the puzzle: When my mother was 31, I was 8. Today she is twice my age. How old am I?

The website informed that thousands of internet users had reported wanting to solve the puzzle, but few knew the correct solution. Interestingly, some gave up right away, others tried multiple times, each time giving the wrong solutions. 13 percent knew the correct answer. users.

What's so complicated about this seemingly easy puzzle?

2. Solving the puzzle

Well, in order to solve it well, it is enough to notice a simple relationship.

Solving the puzzle should begin with determining the age difference. If we subtract 8 from 31, we get 23. If the daughter is that old, her mother is 46. So 15 years have passed from that moment (31 + 15 = 46, 8 + 15 = 23).

The solution to this popular math puzzle is 23.

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