This math problem has baffled Facebook and almost everyone is getting a simple answer.

It has gone viral with millions of likes and comments, yet there’s really no agreement. Try it and see what you’ll get.

Click below for the answer.

This problem has two possible solutions.

**Solution #1:**

Add the solution of the previous equation to the numbers on the next line:

1 + 4 = 5

5 + 2 + 5 = 12

12 + 3 + 6 = 21

Here’s what we get: 21 + 8 + 11 = 40.

So, if you follow this method, your **answer will be 40.**

**Solution #2:**

Now try to multiply the numbers as shown below:

1 + (4 × 1) = 5

2 + (5 × 2) = 12

3 + (6 × 3) = 21

Here’s what we get: 8 + (8 × 11) = 96.

**The answer is: 96**

So whether your answer is 40 or 96, you’ve solved this riddle correctly.

Source: Nairobi Wire