## Top Comment

#### Blewynanifail OP

I did it in my head and got another answer, but maybe I looked at it wrong.

I initially posted the answer I got, but I edited that answer out in case it's correct (which I am pretty sure it is), so as not to spoil it for others as they participate.

#### In response to “I did it in my head and got another answer...”

I got 5000 the first time-but it definitely isn't!Theres a reason they don't want you to use pen and paper..

#### Blewynanifail OP

The first time I got another number. Then I saw that 5000 was wrong, which wasn't my number. I read Howler's response and then did it again - this time got 5000. THEN I got out the trusty calculator and as I was adding things up I spotted where folks might get tripped up - I did the second time. I was right the first time.

#### Budwick

I didn't **** the other 1000 as it just said "Another 1000" but not to add to it, so my answer would be 4000.
I sure ain't no math whiz!

#### Rooster

4100 ... I'm guessing it's just a mind trick, to move the 100 to 1000

#### Zolfie

I did see what Rooster saw (all on my lonesome, lol) and I thought a second possibility existed, albeit weak but, in the end, I'm settling on 4,000 as well.

#### PartyOfOne

3080?
Edit: 4000

Re-edit: 3,000!

Oy... 2,100 <- - - - final answer

I settled on 4000.

#### In response to “I settled on 4000.”

This is your post. Tell me you know the answer before I lose it...

#### In response to “This is your post. Tell me you know the...”

I don't actually know.I was sent this by Pintintrest-I can't find it with the answer.4000 and 4100 come up in other places I posted this.

#### In response to “I settled on 4000.”

Never mind... my mind was tricked (too easily )
The calculator exposed this bias...

Found the original site and this is what it says

Just use calculator (if any) or pencil and paper to solve it. You will get the right answer

#### Blewynanifail OP

4,100. The first step attempts to confuse you into thinking 1,040 is 1,400.

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