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People Can't Seem To Figure Out This Triangle Puzzle On Twitter

2 weeks ago

I was never really good at math in school. But, thanks to some extra tutoring and endless work packets, I got a hold of how to compute with fractions and percentages.

Then, outta nowhere, algebra was dropped on my head and I struggled to understand whatever the heck that was. To my understanding, math was for numbers and English was for letters and sentences, why the heck were they combining them now? And before I could even get a grasp on algebra, then geometry comes into play and we're measuring shapes.

Freaking shapes and numbers? WHAT?!

Any of my progress in math was pretty much halted once I hit the eigth grade and I never worked hard enough to improve and I blame geometry and all types of triangles for doing that.

So you can only imagine my "excitement" when I saw this triangle puzzle on Twitter posted by journalist Jitesh Pillai.

Say? pic.twitter.com/lrhXrWw5EP

โ J (@jiteshpillaai) April 9, 2018

People had their guesses.

7 right ๐? https://t.co/5HlStn2Ocr

โ Rohan Deshpande RD (@WhereIsRohan007) April 9, 2018

9? ๐ค... math is dabba! ๐คช๐ https://t.co/b1Cjq527jH

โ Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) April 9, 2018

Some went with pretty low numbers.

I mean, even my geometry-deficient-self saw a double-digit number.

And then there were other people who seemed to be pulling triangles out of nowhere.

Actually, 24. https://t.co/o6qKPRLCa0

โ WHERE IS YOUR SCOOTER??? (@commedesjaicon) April 9, 2018

People were getting fed up.

โ Vijay Singh (@HuIk_Smash) April 9, 2018

Probably because they were realizing just how awful at math they were.

Terrible at math ๐

โ Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 9, 2018

Hahahahaha as soon as I tweeted it I knew I was wrong and still donโt know the answer lol ๐

โ Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 9, 2018

I also got 7 and then realized how terrible I am at Maths too! ๐๐

โ Sara Naveed (@SaraNaveed) April 9, 2018

Do you think you've got the right answer by now? If not, take a look at the puzzle one more time.

Do you give up? Well, here it is, in case you were wondering or wanted to confirm your triangle counting skills.

18

โ Karan V Grover๐ฎ๐ณ (@karanvgrover22) April 9, 2018

18???!! ๐ค Feels like I havenโt used my brain in a while ๐ https://t.co/3N4wBNAqAx

โ Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) April 9, 2018

If you're not convinced, here's the breakdown that explains how you're wrong.

Answer is 18 not that terrible pic.twitter.com/qv4KQyeiOL

โ Proud Indian ๐ฎ๐ณ๐ฆโข (@onlyproudindian) April 9, 2018

Because there are triangles within triangles.

โ Neerajโ๏ธ (@Iam_Ineffable) April 9, 2018

While this is kinda cool, I still hate geometry.