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A Hong Kong Math Trick

by Steven Pomeroy | No Comments | Filed in Math Tricks




 

Well, it seems that the Chinese government in Hong Kong has math tricks up their collective sleeves too! Here is a question taken from an elementary school admissions test in Hong Kong:

 

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Students were given 20 seconds to answer the question.  Try it for yourself.

 

If you are stumped, I’ll give you a hint that should help below . . .

 

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OK – If you turn the picture (or your head) upside-down, you should see a clue.

 

 

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