## The Answer Isn’t 6

What goes in place of the question mark?

1 3 5
2 4 ?

(It’s not 6)

R. It’s a representation of a stick shift, where 1-5 are gears and R represents reverse.

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46 Comments on "The Answer Isn’t 6"

Matt says
June 16, 2015 @ 19:31

Its 8 its going by two dont lokk up and down look sideways!

Janet Vitiello says
June 19, 2015 @ 13:53

R huh?

What a coincidence, then, that in pack of playing cards there are 13 kinds, 52 total and 4 suits. I’d just have left an empty space after the 4!

@Janet That is intriguing. I wonder what brain teaser we could create out of that…

Jude says
June 19, 2015 @ 14:24

Janet, that’s what I came up with, as well. I couldn’t do anything else with the 4 except for their being 4 people in a bridge game.

I also thought of this:

1 3 5 2 4 ?

13 weeks in a quarter
52 weeks in a year
24 hours in a day
60 minutes in an hour ???

I like the creativity :)

chandrashekhar says
June 21, 2015 @ 23:04

It’s 1

Just to complete what Janet start ed

1 I for joker

James says
August 10, 2015 @ 17:29

Invalid if you have a car with 6 or more gears. Or if you have a car with 4 or less gears.

sachin ansal says
March 1, 2016 @ 05:36

1 3 5 9 17 33
2 4 ”8” 16 32
————————
First row :
2+3=5
4+5=9
8+9=17

Second row:
1+3=4
1+3+4=8
1+3+4+8=16

Derek o says
June 26, 2016 @ 09:00

R is the answet

November 12, 2016 @ 02:50

Because its not a square, its a rectangle!

November 12, 2016 @ 02:51

The answer is 6.
it says what goes in the empty square, The boxes are in rectangular shape.

Jebbs says
November 21, 2016 @ 16:42

The answer is “R”, it’s a 5-speed manual gear.

GraceyCakes says
November 23, 2016 @ 16:56

It is R, PEOPLE!!! R in a 5-speed shift gear.

1 3 5
2 4 R

Kurt says
December 5, 2016 @ 14:07

I looked at it as fractions. 1/2, 3/4 and 5/? If you stick with the pattern of odd numbers in the numerator and doubling the denominator then to complete the puzzle the ? becomes an 8.

dave says
December 27, 2016 @ 05:03

Nice one!!the answer is’ it’s not 6′

shahruk says
March 24, 2017 @ 14:32

See carefully its look like car gear no
1 3 5
2 4 ?
So answer is R

Brayden A says
April 15, 2017 @ 09:22

Wouldn’t it be 8? 2×2=4 2,4 4×2=8
2,4,8

Katie says
April 25, 2017 @ 19:07

Two out of four and 1 out of two what is the answer

June 22, 2017 @ 12:57

It can be 6 my friends.. cars have 6 gears and the 6th is where the ? is.. the R is not necessarily there!!

Not when the title says the answer isn’t 6.

Sumit kant says
July 17, 2017 @ 11:34

Ans is “R”

Vidya naik says
July 11, 2018 @ 06:30

Number is missing

Sonali says
October 26, 2018 @ 15:08

Ans is 7
3 +1=4 and 4 +1 is 5 that is the last no of 3 Rd column
And in second line 2+4=6 so the missing no is 6+1=7

Eric says
December 9, 2018 @ 01:01

Although I know the answer is “R” (as stated several times throughout this thread), I did notice another pattern. Top left (1) plus bottom middle (4) equals the top right (5). Invert the pattern and you get bottom left (2) plus top middle (3) equals the unknown bottom right (?). By taking this pattern into consideration, the bottom right missing number would be 5. However, it is important to remember that this is just an observation I made and not necessarily the answer intended by the author.

Name (required) says
December 9, 2018 @ 04:12

6

Raul says
December 12, 2018 @ 14:49

“Not 6!”
The riddle tells you what the answer is to begin with.

Qwer says
December 14, 2018 @ 13:19

The answer is 06 ( 0 is also called as not. Hence 06)

Ludovica says
December 25, 2018 @ 10:09

To me is 9

Anand dubey says
September 22, 2019 @ 02:14

1+3+1=5
2+4+2=8

K C james says
March 4, 2020 @ 05:43

Good teaser

Nitin Sahu says
March 31, 2020 @ 11:18

Adding 1 to the total of the first 2 boxes gives the last box digit.
1+3 =4+(1) = 5
Hence
2+4=6 +(1) = 7

Sampath says
April 2, 2020 @ 06:11

its not the number its a squeal of car gear, the answer is “R” which is reverse gear

Shriya Jalan says
April 2, 2020 @ 07:57

R

Bharathkumaran says
April 5, 2020 @ 09:47

1 x 50 = 50 3 x 25 = 75 5 x 20 = 100
2 x 50 = 100 4 x 25 = 100 5 x 20 = 100
SO, 5 IS THE CONFIRM AND FULL STOP ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTION PAST YEARS.

April 5, 2020 @ 13:41

1 3 5
2 4 R

R: rivers gear

Suman Mohta says
April 7, 2020 @ 07:53

1+3=4+1=5
2+4=6+1=7
There may be so many patterns to solve a puzzle….

mahesh kumar p says
April 7, 2020 @ 11:48

ONE, three letters, -1 gives 2;
THREE , five letters , -1 gives 4;
FIVE, four letters, -1 gives 3;
I drive bike :)

Angel says
April 11, 2020 @ 21:02

This is the stupidest thing ever, not all gear shifts follow the same pattern.

RK says
April 12, 2020 @ 12:21

If we think the middle point is *Nutral* in between 3 & 4 then the answer goes *R*
Because the gear shaft in my car has same pattern

Bharathi says
April 16, 2020 @ 21:08

(1*3)+(3-1)=5
(2*4)+(4-2)=10

(2*2)-1=3
(3*3)-2=7
(4*4)-3=13

1+3+5=9
2+4+3=9

Pieter says
April 26, 2020 @ 07:33

My answer was 7.
7 is the only remaining number (0 to 9) that does not have any curves, only straight lines.

R only applies to certain vehicles and therefore it cannot be true in all cases.

It’s just depending on how u look at it, it could be a representation of a car’s gear, or it could be whatever else you can think of.

Mark says
March 2, 2021 @ 06:01

R is the answer because Itâ€™s representation of a stick shift, where 1-5 are gears , and R is represent as reverse.

Janet says
April 10, 2021 @ 12:20

Once I caught a fish alive…….lol

wtf says
August 4, 2021 @ 06:30

wtf bro