Unless You’re A Genius, These 3 IQ Test Questions Will Have You Feeling Like A Real Moron

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Everyone loves to try and answer challenging IQ Test questions, don’t they? When we’re able to get the answers quickly we somehow feel smarter than the rest of the population, and that feels good because nobody’s okay with being plain ol’ average, or even below average.

These three short IQ Test questions are causing mayhem across the Internet. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just share the questions and the answers will be way below. Keep in mind that part of what’s measured during an IQ test is how quickly you correctly answer the questions (faster = better). Do yourself a favor and don’t cheat (via NYPost):

1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

2. If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?

3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake? (via)

Got your answers? Don’t start scrolling until you’ve got your answers ready.
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The most commonly answered responses to these questions are $.10 for question 1 (wrong), 100 minutes for question 2 (wrong), and 24 days for question 3 (also wrong).

The correct answers are:

1. $.05…It’s one dollar more. So, $.05 and $1.05 = $1.10

2. It would take five minutes. One machine makes a widget in 5 minutes. Therefore, 100 machines make 100 widgets in 5 minutes.

3. 47 days…It doubles in size each day. So, on the 47th day that patch doubles in size to cover the entire lake on the 48th day. Work it backward, and cut it in half every day…It’s that 47th day when half the lake is covered.

You can find more brain teasers/IQ questions like this over on the NYPost!