# The Viral Balloon Puzzle - The REAL Answer Explained (Using Ph.D. Level Math)

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They say only geniuses can solve this puzzle, and this time they are correct.

Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to:

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Kyle

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https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/67528/can-you-solve-this-puzzle

http://2000clicks.com/mathhelp/BasicSimplifyingLambertWFunction.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert_W_function

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LambertW-Function.html

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=e%5Eproductlog(ln(2))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knuth%27s_up-arrow_notation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetration

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"Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews)

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"40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews)

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"The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews)

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"Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 4 reviews)

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Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to:

Shrihari Puranik

Yildiz Kabaran

Kyle

My blog post for this video

https://wp.me/p6aMk-82U

Sources

https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/67528/can-you-solve-this-puzzle

http://2000clicks.com/mathhelp/BasicSimplifyingLambertWFunction.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert_W_function

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LambertW-Function.html

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=e%5Eproductlog(ln(2))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knuth%27s_up-arrow_notation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetration

Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g

This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people from around the world. Sadly some textbooks, websites, and other channels think math is limited to specific topics from certain countries--and they are vocal about it. Support the channel on Patreon so we can prove math really is universal:

https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions

If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you.

My Books

"The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 34 reviews)

http://amzn.to/1uQvA20

"The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews)

http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg

"Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews.

http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH

"Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews)

http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs

"Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews)

http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp

"40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews)

http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U

"The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews)

http://amzn.to/18maAdo

"Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 4 reviews)

http://amzn.to/XRm7M4

Connect with me

My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965

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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions

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