Surprise! The vast majority of Americans hate math. If you’re one of those Americans, stay tuned in; you might still ace this little quiz – if you’re a genius, that is.

You see, the solution to the problem I’m about to give you defies all standard math logic. To come up with the answer, you need to be more of a creative thinker than an aspiring Pythagoras.

Alright, you ready? Let’s dive in.

### Can you spot the connection between the following equations?

#### Remember, it’s not really that complicated of a mathematical problem. You should be able to solve it with basic 4th grade math chops – and a bit of genius, of course.

Need a hint? Don’t think of the number after the equal signs as a big number. Think digits.

Wrestle with this a little more before moving on.

### The Answer

To get the equation results, you simply need to multiply the preceding digits then add and subtract them from each other. Plop those small answers together to get the ‘big’ one.

Let’s look at the last equation, for example: 20 + 3 = 602317

20 x 3 = **60**

20 + 3 = **23**

20 – 3 = **17**

**602317**

#### Did this quiz stump you? Here’s your chance to redeem yourself. Check out the video below for another deceptively easy math question.

Sources:

Scientific American

Diply