## 5 25 325 4325

Given

1 = 5

2 = 25

3 = 325

4 = 4325

What does 5 equal?

54325. Rather than being a mathematical solution, the answer is derived by prepending (putting in front of) the value on the left side of the equation with the previous answer. So for 3 you take 25, the previous answer, and put 3 in front, giving you 325. Then you put 4 in front to get 4325 and lastly, put 5 in front to get 54325.

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11 Comments on "5 25 325 4325"jonez says

January 27, 2014 @ 22:13

Surely 5 would equal 1 as we have already seen 1 equals 5

Dan says

February 3, 2014 @ 14:00

That assumes a symmetric relation which is true in normal math, but not safe to assume when 2 = 25.

vandana says

May 29, 2014 @ 05:42

By this logic, 1should be = to 15

Dan says

May 29, 2014 @ 15:44

What logic is that?

kelset says

July 8, 2014 @ 12:42

*before I look at the answer

I took geometry last tear and by that logic it would equal 1.

by peoples riddle logic it would be 54325.

*after I looked at the answer

peoples riddle logic amazes me…. how did I get that right?!?!?!?

Dan says

July 8, 2014 @ 13:02

Nice work :)

crystal says

December 13, 2014 @ 11:31

54325

sreeraghu says

July 19, 2015 @ 04:49

54325

makayla maness says

January 22, 2016 @ 17:05

5=1

Me says

December 18, 2016 @ 11:21

Guys, when answering a riddle, don’t assume normal mathematical principles are being used.

sly says

March 21, 2017 @ 22:06

I also agreed that 5=1

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