Can you solve the giant cat army riddle? - Dan Finkel

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Natasha rouge Nateaschea : were the cats dead or alive

Ihatequests Dev : This riddle has nothing to do with cats, they just used cats as the thing you have to save, when it could of been anything.

n 0 : It's a nice math puzzle but literally has nothing to do with giant cats, so the riddle could've been named anything

Darth Dogoz : Boi i woulda just pic the damn lock on the door Super spy my foot

Laura C : 5-12-19-26-31-36-6-11-16-4-2-9-3-10-17-24-29-34-39-44-49-7-14 also works :)

Gavin : Move over, Bonus Meme. Bonus Riddle is the new most-loved segment of YouTube.

Bekah TheDonut : This was sooo easy At least after I watched the answer

zat1245 : These are fun because it’s just math and a bit of working backwards. You can only use the root button on perfect squares: 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49 but no others because the rest go above 60. We need a 2 to start. Since it’s not possible to add 5 and/or 7 to get to 2, it must have been from the square 4. Same with 4 and 16. We would only be able to get to 16 if we had a six. Well we can make a six with 36. Since 5+7=12, if we do that 3 times we’ll get there. 0 +5, +7, +5, +7, +5, +7, √, +5, +5, √, √ = 2 We can’t just add to get to 10, we need another square. We can’t use 25 because 5 has already been used. So then we use 9. To get there is easy. 2 + 7, √, +7 = 10 Now all that’s left is 14. No adding once again and there’s only one more square: 49. 10 is divisible by 5 and 49 is divisible by 7 so if we reach the common multiple of 35, we switch from +5 to +7. 10 +5, +5, +5, +5, +5, +7, +7, √, +7 = 14 All done. As for the bonus one, we can work backwards too. 25 We couldn’t have gotten to 25 by x2 so the last step must have been -3 Step 1: 28 28 can be gotten from x2 or -3 as with all evens Step 2: 14 or 31 14 produces 2 paths while 31 makes 1 Step 3: 7, 17, or 34 Step 4: 10, 20, 17, or 37 Step 5: 5, 13, 10, 40 We already have had a 10 sooner so that path is obviously wrong Step 6: 8, 16, 20, 43 Step 7: 11, 4, 8, 19, 10, 23, 46 We hit 11 through one path in seven steps. By reversing the pattern, it’s: -3, -3, x2, -3, x2, x2, -3

Carlos Uribe : If I was ever in a situation like the one in these riddles I would die 🙃😑

that One wierd KiD nobody knows about : Wait, so are Schrödinger's cats dead and he is bringing them back to life, or are they alive and he is just mutating them with radiation... IDK I guess it's both

Dipshan Khadka : Cheese has holes More cheese has more holes More holes means less cheese So more cheese is less cheese

StriKerZ : The answer to the first riddle is *literally* shown at 1:10

Anonymous : I figured out the Bonus Meme....I mean riddle first you have to find how to get to 25, and you can only do that by subtracting, since you cannot x2 to get to it. 28 is the nearest one. so you halve it, which gets you 14, then halve it again, to get 7. you may think 7 is impossible to get, but remember we can -3 as well so we go to 10, and halve it to get 5. because of this the path has been laid out. you go 11-3-3x2-3x2x2-3 to get to 25 in 7 moves.

jabsting46 : Bonus riddle answer is 7 -3, -3, x2, -3, x2, x2, -3.

GT_ 810* : Reply/like if u had no idea wtf just happened but just watching for the fun of it

Lelouch Yagami : Bonus riddle Answer 7 steps: 11 8 5 10 7 14 28 25

Starby : Also WHY IS EVERYONE NAMED AFTER ANCIENT GREEK LETTERS?!

Jonathan Johnston : My answer: put TNT on the door and blow it up.

Alto Bluedot : Made an Autoliker for this type of videos!!! :) (In Python, uses web libraries and automatically clicks Like)

W. D. Gaster : just put a c4 on the door

Saukhya Telge : How many of you couldn't solve the riddle?;)

JaylindenXX : for the equation in 4:36 you start with 11 then multiply with 2 and get 22 then subtract by 3 and get 19 then subtract again and get 16 and again to get 13 and then again for 10 and then 7 then you multiply 7 with 2 and get 14 then multiply it again by 2 and get 28 finally you subtract 3 to get 25. Thank You this took me a very long time, please like. (((11*2)-3-3-3-3-3)*2*2)-3

Halo Payload : Yay I solved the riddle

Starby : PLOT TWIST! It’s just a dream and you were having nightmares about riddles.

JaylindenXX : 0:41 did he just say Asian??

Justin Y. : Well, for once, we can finally achieve humanity's goal of perfecting genetically engineered catgirls.

Snake Juice : Answer for the last riddle: (11-3)x2=16 16-3-3-3=7 7x2x2-3=25 Number of moves: 8

Feather Heiss : Bonus Riddle: 11-3-3 which equals 5, then 5x2x2 which equals 20, then 20-3-3 which equals 14, then 14x2 which equals 28, then 28-3 then finally equals the 25.

Siobhan Finkielman : Omg! The guys name Dan "Finkle" is almost my surname!😊😋😹

Sam Crane : 11 - 3 - 3 x 2 - 3 x 2 x 2 - 3 = 25 Don’t pay attention to order of operations just solve it left to right.

Atheist In Louisiana : This isn't a riddle about cats at all! It's a math problem! I feel cheated. Moar giant cats!

moon : Instead of actually listing to the riddle i am scrolling down the comments 😂

Borscht With no cream : gotta love these logical riddles

Wesley Adolph : 11-25 and you can only use x2 and -3 okay let's do it 11-3-3 equals 5 5 times 2 equals 10 10-3 is 7 7 times 2 is fourteen times two again is 28 28-3 is 25 Vioula

Alex Halstead : Dr. Schrodinger. Lol I see what you did there

Pheobe Owusu : This is the first one I've gotten right on my own since the green eye problem!

TheMcArrow : All you have to do is grow a bunch of cucumbers

Multi Fandom Fan Boy : Answer to bonus riddles... 7 moves. I swear I didn't look at the comments. 11, 8, 5, 10, 7, 14, 28, 25 -3 -3 x2 -3 x2 x2 -3

Robyn Schell : bonus riddle : -3 -3 x2 x2 -3 -3 x2 -3

Julia Wburn : For the bonus riddle, you start out with 11, minus 3, which equals 8, then you double it, which equals 16, minus 3, minus 3, and minus 3 again which equals 7, then you double that, which equals 14, and then double that which will give you 28. :)

Billy K : Yeah I can never solve these riddles

Mischievous Zebra : This seems like a real-life situation...

Unicorn Magic : This is why I can’t be a spy

Preston Garvey : Nuke

Mark Baker : Schrödinger's cats.

Sunita Pandita : 11(-3)8(-3)5(*2)10(-3)7(*2)14(*2)28(-3)25

LoQ Po : BOUNS RIDDLE: KEEP ON CLICKING TILL IT GO BOOM!

Ross the Boss : I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID IT!!!! When I got all of the numbers together in that order I literally broke out in tears!!!

DarkrarLetsPlay : The long s (ſ) in 0:06 is wrong. ſ and s were not interchangeable and there were strict rules when you had to use ſ and when s.