YOU might just have a high IQ if you can answer the “absurd” cow riddle that everyone is struggling to solve.
This latest brain teaser is certainly no easy feat and will leave you racking at your brains.
But you will succeed if you really put your puzzle solving skills to the test.
Players are required to work out how much a man would earn after buying and selling his cow.
Posted on X (formerly Twitter) by Quiz Riddles, the quiz states that a man bought a cow for $800 and the sold it for $1000.
The man then bought the cow again for $1,100 before selling it again for $,1300.
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It’s your job to work out how much the man earned.
For season puzzle solvers, this may be a walk in the park.
But for those who aren’t the best at using their cognitive skills to work out the answer, this could prove to be a much tougher challenge.
The problem has been described as “too absurd” by some, while others another said the challenge “appears to be simple”.
Lots of different answers were provided in the comments section by those who had attempted to solve the puzzle.
A number of people guessed the man was left with $100, $200, or $300.
Rather than attempting to solve it themselves, some people joked about their answers.
One person jibed: “You earned my respect bro, you are a real trader.”
Another added: “I don’t know, but you make questionable financial decisions.”
A third said: “I need to buy and sell cows, seems like easy money.”
However, the answer was eventually provided two days later.
The account (@quiz_riddles) revealed that the man would have been left with $400.
One user helped to explain the final answer.
They said: “If your only money is the initial spend ($800) your total earned is $300 because you will have a -$100 on your acct.
“But in this scenario where only earned is the answer on both transaction you will get $400.”
If you managed to solve the riddle and are looking for something harder, then try one of our other brain teasers.
See if you can find the Brussels sprout hanging on the Christmas tree in our new illusion above.
The chaotic array of ornaments, tinsel, and sparkling stars distracts from the search for the vegetable.
Alternatively, you can attempt to find the mistletoe among the Christmas trees in ten seconds – you must have a high IQ if you do.
If you are a puzzle fiend and want to get into the Christmas spirit, this is the one for you.