Netflix’s Money Heist is all the rage at the moment, with the latest season having been only recently released. The series’ main star, Professor, is a genius. And that’s what you will need to be if you are to answer all the below three questions correctly. They may seem easy at first glance but so far, only 17% of the people who have taken it have gotten all the answers right.

The test first surfaced more than a decade ago in a top rated USA university. It’s the world’s shortest IQ test. How do you think you will fare? And bear in mind that if you get all the answers right, at least you’ll know that you are smarter than a sample representing 83% of the population. You will have earned the right to call yourself a genius and you will probably be at the same level as the Professor in Money Heist. The test has been slightly adapted to give it a Kenyan context. Good luck.

1. Chips and a smokie cost sh.110 in total. The chips cost sh. 100 more than the smokie. How much does the smokie cost?

2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five KDFs, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 KDFs?

3. In Lake Victoria, there is a patch of water hyacinth. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

Leave your answers as comments below. We will give a special shout out to the first person to not only get the right answers but also explain them beyond reasonable doubt. This might be the only chance to prove you are the smartest person in Kimathi. And if you prove it, we’ll make you trend.

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  • Aaron Rono says:

    Here are my thoughts:
    1. I think this would be ksh 5, because assuming the price of chips is (ksh 100 + ksh K), where K is the unknown price of smokie, then 100+K+K=ksh 110….Therefore K=ksh5.
    2. 1 machine makes 1 KDF in 5 minutes. 100 machines would make 100 KDFs in the same time. 5 Minutes..
    3. If the lake is full on the 48th day and it kept increasing in half of its size PER day, then the recent half would be the previous day. 47 DAYS!

  • Kamah says:

    1. Less than 10
    2. 1 minute
    3. 47 days

  • vin says:

    1.The smokie costs sh5 and the chips sh105 so that they are sh100 more.
    2.The machines will take 80days.
    3. It’ll take 24 days for the patch to cover the entire lake.

  • Mackenzie says:

    1. Less than 10/-
    2. 5mins
    3. 47th day

  • ayan says:

    47th day

  • Brian kelly says:

    Ok so the first one is sh5. Because the chips cost 100 more. The total is 110. Therefore, if we assume the smokie is x, we can deduce;
    110=x+100+x or 2x+100
    Secondly, 5 machines take 5 minutes to make 5 objects. So that’s 1 object per machine at 5 minutes per object. So regardless of the amount of machines being used, it’ll always take 5 minutes to create one object per machine. Therefore the answer is 5 minutes.
    Finally, it’s 47 days. Because if it doubles everyday, and on the 47th day is the full size of the pool, then it would’ve had to have doubled in size that day to make it the size of the pool. So the previous day (the 47th day) it would’ve been half the size of the pool.

  • Raph says:
    2. 5 minutes
    3. 47 days

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