Can you solve this problem?


Can you solve the arithmetical problem in the given image?
This question is asked in UPSC final exam held in December 2013 at India. The only IAS Topper Mr. Gaurav Agrawal solved it.

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The answer of the above question is : No.

You are not asked to solve this question but asked if you can solve it or not. We cannot get the even number by adding any odd number odd time. (i.e 3 blank box is odd and all provided numbers are odd.)

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  1. No I dont have time to solve such problems.

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  2. 11.3+13.7+5 nowhere in the question does it say whole numbers. I can prove algebraicly that this is true that any 3 odd number can't add to make an even. (2n+1)+(2n+1)+(2n+1)=6n+1 any even multiplied by any number is a even. And any odd Plus an even is an odd.

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  3. Reggie Montesant's answer:

    11,173 + 13,79 + 5,15 = 30,113

    Because they say “Fill the boxes” and the entire exam question was in a box itself!
    (all given numbers used)

    But if you prefer just filling only the little boxes :

    11,719 + 13,131 + 5,15 = 30

    Chromatius, exegete by nature

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