# Fun Math Riddle: If 17 + 3 = 31 Then; 38 + 8 = ??

Have some fun with numbers.

Find out the connection between the equations and then find the value of ?? in the last equation.

If;

17 + 3 = 31

23 + 5 = 38

32 + 9 = 55

Then;

38 + 8 = ?? Share this math riddle with your friends and family on WhatsApp and Facebook.

This is a tricky series of equations.

You might feel that you got the answer after looking at the first one but the 2nd one would not match with your deductions.

The series follows the following logic;

In the 1st case;

17 + 3 = 20;

1+ 7 + 3 = 11;

Then you add both of these results;

20 + 11 = 31

Similarly for 2nd one;

23 + 5 = 28;

2 + 3 +5 = 10 &

28 + 10 = 38.

and the 3rd one is;

32 + 9 = 41

3 + 2 + 9 = 14

41 + 14 = 55

So we can find the value of ? by solving it in similar way.

38 + 8 = 46

3 + 8 + 8 = 19

Therefore ? would be;

46 + 19 = 65

### 9 thoughts on “Fun Math Riddle: If 17 + 3 = 31 Then; 38 + 8 = ??”

1. if,
4+7+6+2= 02
4+6+2+1= 31
6+9+6+8= 65
Then….
3+7+9+9= ??

2. If 1111=5
2222=24
3333=93
4444=272

5555=?

3. 17+3=31
step1: take 7 from 1st digit and add with second digit i.e. 3 : 7+3=10
step2: add 10 with 1st digit i.e. 17 : 10+17=27
step3: add 2nd digit i.e. 3 to 27 : 3+27=30
step 4: add 1 to the 3rd step total i.e. 30: 1+30=31

same as above solve three step for remaining terms and in fourth step add number in increasing order
that is for second term add 2 in total of 3rd step
23+5=38 Explanation: 3+5=8,,8+23=31,,31+5=36,,2+36 = 38
32+9=55 Explanation: 2+9=11,,11+32=43,,43+9=52,,3+52 = 55
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38+8 = 66 Explanation: 8+8=16,,16+38=54,,54+8=62,,4+62 = 66