# Math Task That Became a Viral Hit. Only Genius Can Solve it.

How are you doing with math? Want to solve math problems? Want to solve logical math problems? This is one of them that became a viral hit. Only real geniuses can solve this math problem. Are you one of them? Will you be one of the people who got the correct solution to this equation?

This math task is gaining momentum on social media. This task has been viewed a million times by millions of users. For this math problem the opinions and correct answers of the users are different.

The math problem that attracted many users and created a problem to solve it is the following:

11 x 11 = 4
22 x 22 = 16
33 x 33 = ?

Try to solve this task and find the logic in it.

Most people think that the correct answer is 36. How did they come to that solution? They followed the rule for product of the sum of the digits. In other words, the solution is as follows:

aa x aa = ( a + a ) x ( a + a )
( 1 + 1 ) x ( 1 + 1 ) = 2 x 2 = 4
( 2 + 2 ) x ( 2 + 2 ) = 4 x 4 = 16
( 3 + 3 ) x ( 3 + 3 ) = 6 x 6 = 36

The other group of people think that the correct answer is 18. They follow the rule of sum of the digits in the product. The solution is as follows:

11 x 11 = 121
1 + 2 + 1 = 4
22 x 22 = 484
4 + 8 + 4 = 16
33 x 33 = 1089
1 + 0 + 8 + 9 = 18

Did you manage to find the correct solution to this equation? Did you get 36, 18 or maybe another result? Rightly, this mathematical equation has become a viral hit, as opinions about the exact result are divided among users.

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