Fiendish maths brainteaser has people scratching their heads… and apparently you’re in the top 1% if you can solve it | The Sun

EVERYONE loves a puzzle.

But one fiendishly tricky one that apparently only 1% of people can solve is causing a stir on social media.

Joey Rogoff took to TikTok to to share the riddle, as he began: "Only 1% of people can solve this."

He then showed the word FIVE written in block capitals on a whiteboard.

"The goal is to make this FIVE turn into a four in only two moves," he said.

Joey said his first instinct was to add "minus one" – with removing one from five making it four.

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"But that breaks another rule of which nothing can be added to it," he said.

Instead, he used his finger to rub out the F and the E from the whiteboard – leaving just an I and a V.

In Roman numerals, IV is four.

"If I learned anything from my 7th grade history class, it’s that Romans have better numbers than we do," he grinned.

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"And we have turned five into four in only two moves."

"Only 1% of people can figure this out!" he added in the caption of the video.

People in the comments section were quick to weigh in on the puzzle, with many insisting it was easier than then thought.

"It's so easy!" one wrote.

"I did it, yay that was easy," another added.

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While a third commented: "You erase the letter F and E then it becomes the Roman numeral 4."

"i think there is more than 1% that can solve it," someone else argued.

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