I have noooooooooo idea how someone could get 5000 from that. Seriously.
I posted this on my wall on FB, and one of my friends did think it was 5000. =P Doesn’t make any sense to me.

^ It’s that adding up the 40, 30, 20, and 10 between each thousand, tricks your brain into thinking another one thousand among the others. If you are terrible at math like me, one you get it, you feel incredibly dumb :\

NoName

4:14 pmYeah somewhere in the brain we’re wrong? My calculator jumped from 4990 to 4100 when I added to. Why is there no 5000?

anonymous

3:13 pmwell, maybe this works better verbally, because i got it right.

James

8:15 am^What he said.

anonymous

6:52 pmhow the hell would it be 5000? 4×1000 30 + 40 + 10 + 20 = 100….. so 4×100 + 100

=4100

fawef

8:22 pmThis was dumb. btw its ‘believe.’

Aniala07

6:45 amDude, I got it right the first try. I just went through the numbers one at a time.

1000 + 40 = 1040 + 1000 = 2040 + 30 = 2070 + 1000 = 3070 + 20 = 3090 + 1000 = 4090 + 10 = 4100

I have noooooooooo idea how someone could get 5000 from that. Seriously.

I posted this on my wall on FB, and one of my friends did think it was 5000. =P Doesn’t make any sense to me.

Adghvfrygc

4:40 pm^ It’s that adding up the 40, 30, 20, and 10 between each thousand, tricks your brain into thinking another one thousand among the others. If you are terrible at math like me, one you get it, you feel incredibly dumb :\

dex

5:59 amLol I did all in my head got 4100 no problem :/

Charlie.

8:06 amThe trick isn’t the math.

The trick is the wording.

Of course the result is 4100, the point is the explanation plays with your head.

The bird

7:35 amOnly a jackass would get this wrong.