Only the Smartest People Can Solve This Fish Math Riddle In Less than 60 Seconds

Updated: Mar 2

When I was growing up and going to school, I dreaded math with a vengeance. I didn’t know it at the time, but I actually had A.D.D. and it was my inability to focus and concentrate that made me hate math so much. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to enjoy math problems and have even given myself the challenge of re-learning math.

It’s a good exercise for the brain, and when I get something right, it gives me a nice little dopamine boost (that’s that feel-good body chemical that kicks in as a reward when we accomplish something). I’ve trained myself to not be frustrated if I get the problems wrong. I just see it as a chance to see things differently and learn something. Check out this fish math problem. Can you solve it in less than 60 seconds? I confess: I did not. I had to scroll down for the answer. But I want to challenge you to be better than me! Put a lot of thought into it. Here’s a hint: it’s not just about the math. Did you solve it correctly? If your answer is 1, you didn’t solve it correctly. Scroll down for the correct answer.

============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== ============================== Here’s the logic behind this puzzle: Fish live underwater and can’t drown. The fish are in a tank, and they can’t swim away even if they try. If they die in the tank, they’re still in the tank. So the correct answer is 10 because all of the fish are still in the tank.