Calling all out of the box thinkers!

Do you consider yourself to be one? Well, If you do, you will love our latest math puzzle! Not only will it help prove that you are, indeed, an out of the box thinker, but it’s a great exercise for your mind! Helping you improve your memory and thinking, as well as your concentration.

## Can You Solve This Math Puzzle?

Okay, here goes! Let’s see just how out of the box your thinking really is! Have a look at this seemingly simple puzzle:

## Still Confused?

Alright, so it’s really quite simple! First, you need to figure out what number each different kind of animal represents.

Think about it a little longer before scrolling down for the answer! remember you’re an out of the box thinker!

## In The Mean Time…Did You Know?

In case you were wondering what the point of these types of puzzles are, and if they really mean, you’re an ‘out of the box thinker.’ We are happy to report that they do, in fact, have an impact on your mind!

According to a study published in *International Psychogeriatrics*, fun brain games (kind of like this one) will help you sharpen certain thinking skills. These include processing speed, planning skills, reaction time, decision making, and short-term memory. Especially when it comes to the effects of aging. So, if you want your mind to remain sharp – do more puzzles and keep your brain active![1]

## Okay, The Answer Is

Remember, we said you need to first determain what each bird represents as a number:

### Therefore:

If three racoons equal 21, divide 21 by 3 to find out what 1 racoon represents.

**1 racoon = 7 because 7 x 3 = 21**

So, if 1 racoon = 7, and 1 duck + 1 hippo + 1 hippo = 17 then each hippo must represent 5!

**racoon (7) + hippo (5) + hippo (5) = 17**

We now know that a hippo represents the number 5. So, in the third sum, the frog must represent the number 8!

**frog (8) + hippo (5) + hippo (5) = 18**

## Alright, Out of the Box Thinkers!

Now that we know what each bird represents, the answer to the last sum is easy!

### Drumroll please!

**racoon [7] + (hippo [5] + hippo[5]) + frog [8] = 25 **

If you got it right, you’re definitely one of the internets out of the box thinkers! If not, why not try some of our other brain games and see how many you can figure out? Let us know in the comments!

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