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This numbers puzzle is stumping Facebook. Can you solve it?

Thanks to Facebook, there's a new brain-boggler that's likely to steal several minutes out of your day.

This puzzle, which was posted on Oct. 4, has been shared over 104,000 times and liked nearly 9,000 times — and still has readers scratching their heads. Ready for your turn?

It's labeled as a "High IQ Intelligence Test," but solving it really comes down to recognizing patterns — which in and of itself is not an indicator of elevated intelligent quotient. (Humans are, by nature, a pattern-recognizing species.)

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In theory, if you "get" the answer you should "share" the puzzle.

OK, so what is the answer? Stop reading now if you don't want to know.

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You were warned:

As The Telegraph noted, "All you need to do with the first two numbers on each line is to: Multiply/add/subtract. So on the first line: 8 x 2 = 16, 8 + 2 = 10, 8-2 =6 (or 16106). You then repeat the pattern for each line."

So, are you sharing?

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