# what will be the answer for 888=? [closed]

I found this puzzle on another website and I wanted to share it here.
I will post the source link after a week to avoid spoilers.

Here are some rules:

if:

 111 = 09
444 = 12
777 = 15


then:

 888 = ?


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• Whats not clear in this question should i know..?? – user6433464 Nov 26 '17 at 10:37

This is just ...

... spelling math I think?

- one one one is 9 letters
- four four four is 12 letters
- seven seven seven is 15 letters

so eight eight eight  Would be 15 letters.

Well, the (perhaps too) obvious answer is that

the RHS increases by 3 for every 333 increase on the LHS. Then 888=16

18

Ignore the triple numbers. It is the same like 9,12,15,... so the answer must be 18

• Are you sure? As in such a case 09, 12, 15, __ could have been the question then, instead of an equation based question. – Mea Culpa Nay Nov 25 '17 at 2:59

For 888 it is

24

As,

888 = 111 + 777 or 2 × 444. That is either 09 + 15 or 2 x 12 which is 24.

• If that were true, then given 111 = 09, 444 = 36. – Sneftel Nov 24 '17 at 18:54