# You’ve got a high IQ if you solve this maths problem

A brain-bending puzzle which purportedly can only be solved by people with a high IQ has gone viral on TikTok. The answer will make you kick yourself.

Puzzles are a popular way of getting the old grey matter ticking over.

One brain-bending problem – which it is claimed can only be solved by people with a high IQ – has gone viral on TikTok. The video clip posted, by @selfdevelopment71, has had more than 1.2 million views – with many people giving wrong answers.

The puzzle asks viewers to figure out a pattern of numbers – and work out what the number six is equal too in the sequence. The answer is so deceptively simple that you’ll kick yourself if you don’t work it out.

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The puzzle sets out what the numbers one through to five are equal to. It then asks what six equals.

Here is the puzzle:

• 1=3
• 2=3
• 3=4
• 4=4
• 5= 4
• 6=?

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More than 4,800 people have commented on the puzzle, with many trying to work the value of 6. Many people believe 6=6, with others saying 6=7.

However, they’re wrong. As are people who think 6=2.

The correct answer is actually 6=3. If you want to know why, read on – all will be revealed!

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So, six equals three (6=3) – because there are three letters in the word “six.” See below for a fuller explanation.

• 1(ONE) has three letter spelling 1=3.
• 2(TWO) is the same as it is =3,
• 3(THREE) =5
• 4(FOUR)=4
• 5(FIVE)=4
• 6(SIX)=3

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