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So you’ve memorized thousands of kanji, you can name all the members of AKB48, and you actually understand the ending to Evangelion. You’re probably pretty smart, but are you smart enough to take down a question from Japanese Twitter?

Japanese Twitter user @yabazin_gazou, an account with over 250,000 followers, recently posted an unusual math problem, claiming that if you could solve it, that would prove you have an IQ of 150 or higher. While we’re not exactly sure on the science behind that claim, check it out to test the overlap between your math and creativity skills.

So get your thinking caps ready, because here’s the 150 IQ question in all its glory:

▼ Figure out the answer that goes in the ??? part. And… go!

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EDIT: Whoops! No that’s not part of the test, the original twitter account was disabled. Here is the puzzle in plain text:

6 + 4 = 210

9 + 2 = 711

8 + 5 = 313

5 + 2 = 37

7 + 6 = ???

Don’t worry, we won’t spoil the answer for you; it’s hidden further below. If you haven’t figured it out yet, why don’t you scroll up and try again?

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Do you have a guess? You’re getting closer to the answer, so be careful!

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Last chance to turn back before spoilers!

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The answer is 113.

Here’s one of the response tweets with the reason why:

▼ “6 minus 4 is 2, and 6 plus 4 is 10, so you put 2 and 10 together to get 210. Doing the same pattern, 7 minus 6 is 1, and 7 plus 6 is 13, so the answer is 113, what you get when you put 1 and 13 together.”

So I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure testing someone’s IQ with one single question is the most accurate way to do it. Especially when the question claims to prove you have an IQ of 150 or more. For those unaware, depending on which IQ classification table you use, those with an IQ of 150 or higher are typically around one-percent of the population.

Considering I managed to figure out the answer, as did about half the others I asked to try it in my very scientific analysis, I hereby declare this question… hogwash!

Japanese netizens had similarly not-quite-positive reactions to the quiz:

“This is way too easy a question to test for an IQ of 150.”
“Maybe if you can figure it out in one second.”
“They’re just eating up all the delicious retweets, that’s all.”
“Uh, is there a source for this or something?”
“Is it that time of year for these things to be cropping up already?”
“Yeah, way too easy. All I had to do was look at the answer.”

How did you do? Did you figure it out, or did the nonsensical numbers get the best of you? And if you have some other quizzes to let us all feel really smart, be sure to let us know in the comments!

Source: My Game News Flash via Twitter(@yabazin_gazou)
Featured/top image: Twitter(@yabazin_gazou) (Edited by RocketNews24)