# This little math mystery has confused millions – can you figure out the answer?

Everyone has their own particular way of dealing a riddle. Some analyze the situation before doing anything. Others immediately jump head in and try to solve it from the inside. And those who are often more creative approach the puzzle with an open mind, searching for all the twists and turns it could possibly have.

Regardless of your approach, the fact is that brainteasers are a great way to exercise the mind. And they are super fun as well. That’s a win-win in my book.

You can exercise the brain in many different ways. For example, there are thousands of fun challenges online to choose from, one trickier than the other.

## Solving good ‘ol riddles

It has become popular in recent times to solve classic puzzles, which are everyone you look online nowadays.

Riddles make many of us remember our childhood. The times when I would spend all day with a new riddles and puzzles book are among my most treasured memories.

These kinds of challenges are straightforward. You simply have to think a little outside the box to figure them out.

The riddle below is a perfect example.

## Can you figure out this mystery?

Here, in the picture below, comes today’s riddle.

“The day before yesterday, I was 17 years old. But next year I will be 20. How is that possible?”

This mystery is, it seems, anything but simple. Can you come up with the answer?

A small clue: try to think outside the box.

If you can’t find the answer, we will report it below.

## A possible riddle

If you could not solve this mystery: worry not. Many have torn their hair out in desperation over this riddle.

Below the next image, you’ll see the answer.

Answer:  I wrote this statement on January 1st, and my birthday is December 31st.

Far from simple, whether you are on the logical or creative side!

Did you solve the riddle on your own? Congratulations then! You are a sharp person and have given the brain a much-needed exercise!

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