## 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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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.

Posted in Brain Teasers

42 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!

Dan says

June 19, 2015 @ 14:09

@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 ???

Dan says

June 19, 2015 @ 14:48

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

Answer (8)

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

Hammad says

November 12, 2016 @ 02:50

Because its not a square, its a rectangle!

Hammad says

November 12, 2016 @ 02:51

The answer is 6.

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

Sam says

November 16, 2016 @ 07:56

Hard

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

Nadine Trebes says

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!!

Dan says

June 23, 2017 @ 16:53

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.

suhail muhammad says

April 5, 2020 @ 13:41

1 3 5

2 4 R

R: rivers gear

Suman Mohta says

April 7, 2020 @ 07:53

According to my view answer should be 7

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

ANSWER 3:

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

Lot of answers

(1*3)+(3-1)=5

(2*4)+(4-2)=10

(2*2)-1=3

(3*3)-2=7

(4*4)-3=13

Answer is 8

1+3+5=9

2+4+3=9

Answer is 3

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.

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