Puzzle answer: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
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just take a calculator… 😉
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Already there are some brilliant ways people have solved this problem…but I’ll tell you how did I approach when I saw this problem at very first glance…
Answer : 55
The series “1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10” can be considered as the sum of the first 10 Natural numbers.
The generalized formula to find the sum of first N natural numbers is
(N * (N + 1) ) /2
For the series given, the value of N is 10
So substituting value of N in the generalized formula
( 10 * (10 + 1) ) / 2
= (10 * 11 ) / 2
Correct answer = 55
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