Recently there was a television game show in which the following was one of the problems (this is a screenshot of what was shown):
This appeared on SIC, a Portuguese television network. The only clues were:
- You have to add all the numbers without using the common addition operation ("some todos os números, sem usar a soma normal")
- The answer is a number
Naturally this can be interpreted in many different ways, which is how the game works, with people guessing the method involved to solve it. However, after multiple guesses with no one getting it right the solution was finally revealed to be:
Unfortunately, no explanation was given for this solution and even after knowing that this is supposed to be the result I can't understand the logic used to get to this number.
What method can be used to get this number from that picture?