# Nobody Can Solve This "Simple" Children's Math Problem - Can You?

Apple + Banana + Coconut = One very confusing fruit salad

This seemingly simple math exercise is creating internet pandemonium.

It seems straightforward enough, right? It looks as if an apple represents 10, a bunch of bananas represents 4 and the coconut represents 2, which would make the answer 16.

But as this astute Tweeter points out, there's **one half** of a coconut in the bottom equation, while both halves are seen in the explanatory one above.

Okay, so that would make the answer **15 **if we assume that each half of the coconut represents 1.

AND THEN the banana controversy is introduced. If you look closely, it looks as if the bunch of bananas in the final equation is made up of *three individual bananas* while the others are made up of *four*.

So, taking this into consideration, each individual banana also represents 1, which would make the final answer **14.**

There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer anywhere (though there are plenty of internet arguments)

So we turn to you: