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An insanely hard puzzle will only be solved by 10% of people

AN insanely hard puzzle is so difficult that only 10% of people can solve it – that’s what it means if you can.

The Wason test was developed in the 1960s to test our logic, but it’s still as hard as ever, with nine out of ten people wrong.

The tricky riddle is so difficult that nine out of ten people fail

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The tricky riddle is so difficult that nine out of ten people failCredit: SpikedMathGames

The puzzle is that four cards are shown – an odd number, an even number, a blue suit and a green suit.

You will then be instructed as follows: If a card shows an even number on one side, the opposite side is blue. What cards do you need to reveal to test this idea without revealing unnecessary cards?

The answer? You should pick up only two cards, the even number and the green suit.

Despite the simple answer, people rush and turn over one or more unnecessary cards, which means they fail the test – that’s why it’s so confusing.

Psychologists believe the puzzle is tricky because it involves numbers and colors, but becomes much easier with a socially relevant topic.

The number of people solving it correctly increases when the problem is used in certain contexts.

A similar test that used age and beverages on the cards to find underage drinkers had a far higher success rate.

Follow-up findings included a theory that younger people are more likely to solve an if-then puzzle when there is a practical use.

Other researchers who have analyzed the test say that people typically fail simply because they misinterpret the word “if.”

The test’s creator, Peter Wason, was an English psychologist who sadly passed away in 2003.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17893633/insanely-hard-riddle-only-one-in-10-solve/ An insanely hard puzzle will only be solved by 10% of people

Dais Johnston

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