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Can You Guess What Is The Missing Number In Less Than 30 Seconds?

Today’s number challenge is unlike any other brainteaser we’ve shared before. In fact, if you can solve it correctly in less than 30 seconds, you can definitely consider yourself a genius. Do you think you have what it takes to ace this tricky math riddle? All you need is some creative thinking, a bit of logic, and basic math skills. Grab a pencil and a piece of paper and let’s see how you do!

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One of the most important aspects of these types of brainteasers is how they benefit you. Your brain, your emotional health, and your mental health can all be improved by trying these out. The way they make you think outside of the box, and force you to use those parts of your brain that may have gotten dusty over time, is how they benefit you the most. It’s all about using it, not losing it!

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In fact, gaming venture EscapeLondon reports, “research shows that mental exercise that tests your brain power with a number or word puzzles may boost your brain’s activity. This reduces the risk of dementia, reduces day to day boredom, and improves concentration and memory.” They go on to say, “regular brain teasers and puzzles that utilize your cognitive skills help to improve your ability to learn, your problem-solving skills, and memory as you use specific neural networks.” With information like that, it’s hard to deny the importance and benefits of doing these types of puzzles.

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Can you Find the Missing Number?

For today’s challenge, which comes to us from Timeless Info, all you have to do is find the missing number in the image. There is a pattern here, but will you be able to identify what it is, and find the solution within 30 seconds or less? That is all you have to do to win! Get the correct answer in under 30 seconds and you will certainly have bragging rights in your friend circle. Can you do it?

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Take a look at the image below and see if you can find the missing number:

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number game with circles containing 4 numbers

If you have your pencil and paper, get started on trying to find the answer. Remember, you only have 30 seconds! Start your timer now, and good luck! When you are ready to see if you answered correctly for this number challenge, scroll down. We will have the solution to this puzzle below, but don’t look until you are sure you have answered correctly.

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Have you figured it out yet? We can’t give you any hints, but we can say that they all have something in common. Hopefully, that will give you a little nudge in the right direction.

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Are you ready to see if you got the number right? We admit this one was a bit tricky. However, puzzles like this one are great for you to try every day. If you didn’t get it right, don’t worry! We have a selection of other brainteasers for you to try at the end of this article. Save some for later, or try them today for an extra beneficial brain boost.

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Solution

Alright, if you have your answer ready let’s compare and see how you did. To find the missing number, you have to solve the pattern. There is something all these numbers have in common, within their designated circles. Did you figure it out? Each circle adds up to the number 17. This means that the missing number in the third circle will be 3.

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number game with 3 circles containing 4 numbers each.

How did you do with this challenge? We hope you got the answer right, and that you found it in under 30 seconds. However, if you did or didn’t get it right, you should definitely try out some more math riddles. These days it is so important to keep your brain sharp and healthy.

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Give these challenges a whirl and let us know how you did!

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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