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This simple children’s riddle has caused a hot argument on the Internet!

This simple children’s riddle has caused a hot argument on the Internet!

When Lisa Woelke from Canada posted this riddle she didn’t expect there would be so much controversy over it!


The reason for the hype is that the answers given by people turned out to be different the most common among them being 12, 14 and 16. Thousands of Internet users have already shared the riddle asking friends to give an answer they think to be correct.

The puzzle consists of several equations. The task is to define the unknown quantities (bananas, apples and coconuts) on the basis of sums and differences and then finally to calculate the sum of these quantities.

And what do YOU think about this riddle? Which is the correct answer to the problem in your opinion? Tell us in the comments!

P.S. Pay particular attention to the last equation for it differs a bit from the other three.

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2907 Comments
leslie welburn
I also got 16
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Feb 18, 2016 5:37PM
Craig Andrews
Craig Andrews
The only other answer would be a fruit salad. ;-)
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Feb 18, 2016 9:55PM
Richard Beery
Richard Beery
The answer is 15. Apple = 10, Bananas = 4, two coconuts = 2 :: 10+4+1=15
320
Feb 19, 2016 2:39AM
Cristine Camacho Sotejo
it's 14 1+10+3☺☺☺
147
Feb 19, 2016 2:47AM
DeansCheri Olistrange
DeansCheri Olistrange
15. There's only 1 coconut in the last equation.....I like the riddle. Makes ya think
88
Feb 19, 2016 6:52AM
Audrey Zamora
Audrey Zamora
I got 15
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Feb 19, 2016 4:19PM
Jennifer Stager
15 you have to really look at the pics.
14
Feb 20, 2016 12:48AM
Beverly Hill
Beverly Hill
Half coconut=1 Apple=10 Banana=4 Answer=15
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Feb 20, 2016 3:23AM
Leticia Hernández
Leticia Hernández
apple=10, bananas are 3 and coconts there is only 1 so is 14
51
Feb 20, 2016 6:36AM
Rachana Bhasin Dhodi
Rachana Bhasin Dhodi
answer is 16
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Feb 20, 2016 4:40PM
Lisa Hoadley-Thomas
I got 16 too
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Feb 21, 2016 6:48AM
Lisa Hoadley-Thomas
I see it now, I guess that would be why they said to pay attention to the last riddle. I kept getting 16, you're right though, it's 15
12
Feb 21, 2016 6:51AM
Frances Shannonhouse
I would say it's 14.
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Feb 22, 2016 3:55PM
Frances Shannonhouse
There are also only three bananas in the last equation.
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Feb 22, 2016 3:57PM
Rita Hilyard
Rita Hilyard
i got 15
2
Feb 23, 2016 1:52AM

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