There is a puzzle circling the internet that has many adults stumped. However, some children who are in first grade can solve the puzzle in only a few seconds. The puzzle features a picture of a parking lot.
There is a number in each space with one space that only has a car. The goal of the puzzle is to determine which number is under the car. This is a puzzle that originated in Hong Kong. It is often used to determine if children are ready to enter first grade. There is only a 20 second window for children to solve the puzzle.
This is a puzzle that takes some thought, but it can be solved if you think outside the box. Hosts on the Today show tried to solve the puzzle while on air, and they had a hard time trying to solve for the missing number.
It’s a puzzle that uses some of the newer math skills that are being taught in schools across the country and the rest of the world, which could be why some adults aren’t grasping the answer.
Some use patterns while others use basic addition skills to try to figure out the number. The key to solving this puzzle is to turn the parking lot upside down, and the solution will be clear.
The answer is: 87