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This Tricky Challenge Is Causing A Stir Online! Can You Solve It?

There is a tricky math challenge that is causing quite a stir online. Most people can’t guess the correct answer. In fact, almost everyone who attempts this riddle ends up arguing about the solution! Do you think you can guess correctly? Or will this math riddle confuse you too? Let’s find out!

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First, let’s take a look at the amazing benefits riddles have on the brain!

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Riddles Improve Brain Functions

Did you know that solving puzzles and riddles is actually great exercise for the brain? It’s true! There are countless benefits to practicing logic puzzles and riddles every single day.

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Sudoku, puzzles, riddles, board games, video games, card games, and similar activities increase neuroplasticity. This encompasses a wide variety of changes in neural pathways and synapses that is basically the ability of the brain to reorganize itself. When nerve cells respond in new ways, that increases neuroplasticity, which allows us more ability to see things from different points-of-view andunderstand cause and effect of behaviors and emotions. We become aware of new patterns and our cognitive abilities are improved.

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So, now that you know how amazing these riddles are for your brain, let’s see how you solve one!

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Can You Solve This Tricky Riddle?

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So many folks have argued about the correct answer to this math riddle, we hope you guess the right one! All you have to do is read the math problem below and try to find the answer. However, keep in mind that this is designed to be a tricky one, so be alert! The first answer you find might not be the correct one. You will have to use logic, math, and perspective to solve this riddle correctly. Let’s take a look and see if you can figure it out!

The riddle below reads: “When I was 6 years old, my sister was half my age. Now, I am 92 years old. How old is my sister now?”

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To solve this riddle you will need to think about the different possibilities that the answer could be. So, grab a pencil and a piece of paper. Set your timer for 15 seconds, and good luck! Remember to write your answer down so you can see if you are correct, below.

Okay, time is up! How do you think you did? Hopefully, you were able to get the correct solution to this puzzle. Let’s find out!

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Solution

Grab your paper and find your answer to the riddle. Did you get the answer of “89?” If so, congratulations, that’s correct!

If the woman was 6 years old, and her sister was half her age, that would make her sister 3 years old. 3 is half of 6. So, there is a 3-year difference between her and her sister. If she is now 92, then 92 – 3 = 89! If you enjoyed this tricky challenge, check out some more fun riddles below!

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Jade Small
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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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