# Kids Solve This Problem Faster Than Adults! How About You?

February 11, 2019 13:44 By Mambee

There are some puzzles that kids solve faster than their moms and dads. Perhaps it is because of the way they think. The little ones manage to see a problem from a completely different angle.

This is exactly the type of puzzle we're offering you to solve.

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The condition couldn't be simpler:

### Look at the picture. What number should be in place of the question mark?

Don't hurry, you've got time. Focus and think what number it could be. What is the pattern here?

### Any luck? Do you want to call some kids for help?

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### The correct answer is 12

The pattern is that opposite numbers form the following equations. A number is multiplied by 3 to get the number located directly on the other side of the circle:

- 3 x 3 = 9
- 6 x 3 = 18 and so on.

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The question mark is opposite number 4. Multiply it by 3 and you get 12.

How fast did you find the right answer? Did you ask someone for help?

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