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# This Viral Math Problem Has The Internet Totally Divided On A Correct Answer

We have seen moments over the years on the Internet that has people arguing with each other. There was the debate over the color of this dress...

And millions argued over whether they heard "Laurel" or "Yanny"...

And now? This math problem has everyone calculating the answer in their heads. Here it is again…

At first, I thought the answer was 18. The pattern above clearly shows that each number on the left is being multiplied by 10 at first, then 9, 8, 7, etc. That would lead to the following finish:

9 x 10 = 90

8 x 9 = 72

7 x 8 = 56

6 x 7 = 42

3 x 6 = 18

However, that theory involves the left side skipping the levels with 5 and 4. If you're assuming that they should be involved, the correct answer is 12. Here is the updated outlook:

9 x 10 = 90

8 x 9 = 72

7 x 8 = 56

6 x 7 = 42

5 x 6 = 30

4 x 5 = 20

3 x 4 = 12

What answer did you come up with: 18, 12, or something else? I'm sure this question will be the talk of the town for the next few days, and then we will never see it again (until the next viral brain teaser comes across our timelines).