# Solve this progression riddle [closed]

Solve the Puzzle:

Hint:

Answer is not 98!

• Why have you posted this with answer? everyone's answer will be 98 no one will say intended answer unless you provide any hint Apr 20 '18 at 6:50
• Considering that this puzzle is all over the internet in different shapes or forms, I voted to close this question. Apr 20 '18 at 7:09

Well... my guess is

99

Because:

3*2 + 1 = 7
5*4 + 3 = 23
7*6 + 5 = 47
9*8 + 7 = 79
10*9 + 9 = 99

I think answer is

99

Logic :

b*b + a + (previous b)
2*2 + 3 = 7
4*4 + 5 + 2 =23
6*6 +7 + 4 =47
8*8 + 9 + 6 =79
9*9 + 10 + 8 = 99

For me the answer is

98

Because

The equation for each line is $a * b + (b-1)$

This kind of puzzle doesn't rely on a logic between each line. They all need to correspond to the same logic, no matter the order of the equations.

• If I can explain for any downvoter: I didn't read the bottom part, so yes I had the same answer but I also gave an explanation. Apr 20 '18 at 6:51
• Well, this might be a correct answer as the puzzle stated that the answer is not $98!$ a.k.a $9426890448883247745626185743057242473809693764078951663494238777294707070023223798882976159207729119823605850588608460429412647567360000000000000000000000$, :p Apr 20 '18 at 7:14
• @athin you just broke the CSS of the website, good job! Well this puzzle is not very clear, OP never stated that the answer wasn't "98!" Apr 20 '18 at 7:18