# What will be the answer?

What is the answer of the given puzzle? Please send solution.

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| 190 | 60 | 200 |
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|  40 | 210 | 90 |
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|  5  |  ?  | 1  |
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What is the value of the question mark ?

• Welcome to Puzzling! (Take the Tour!) I'm glad you're eager to contribute a puzzle here, but I suspect this one may not fare well. If you can't make enough effort to type your numbers in, instead of presenting us with a badly cropped, sideways picture of a poorly scrawled number grid written with a lousy pen, you probably shouldn't expect much effort in return. You really may want to look around at how other similar puzzles are presented here, and see if you can make yours easier and more appealing to would-be solvers. – Rubio Jan 30 '18 at 7:05
• @Rubio to be fair, though, most of the pens I come across are worse than this. – John Dvorak Jan 30 '18 at 7:12
• Discuss about the answer. Don't involve the pen here. – DIPANJAN HAZRA Jan 30 '18 at 7:14
• Is the R2C1(reading from rotated left, row 2 column 1) 40 or 90? – ABcDexter Jan 30 '18 at 8:25
• It is 40. Not 90. – DIPANJAN HAZRA Jan 30 '18 at 8:35

## 2 Answers

Is it

224

Because

First row > 190 + 60 + 200 = 450

and

Second row > 40 + 210 + 90 = 340

and

Third row > 5 + ? + 1 = 230

So

? = 230 - 5 - 1 = 224

Ignore the final column. We have $190+60=250$, $40+210=250$, so

$$5+?=250\implies ?=245$$

Of course, there could be many other interpretations.