Here is the answer to the Mini Nerdle, Instant Nerdle, Classic Nerdle, and Speed Nerdle equations 116 released on May 15, 2022.
People craving a numerical version of the runaway hit game Wordle are delighting in the latest brainteaser, Nerdle.
British data scientist, Richard Mann, from London, launched the numbers version of the viral puzzle game after his 14-year-old daughter said she wished there was a Wordle equivalent for “maths nerds”.
Since its appearance last month it has gone viral with people posting their Nerdle results on Twitter just as they have done with Wordle.
What is the Mini Nerdle 116 Answer Today? (May 15, 2022)
For the Mini Nerdles, we help you by giving you all the numbers and symbols that are in the equation but you need to rearrange them to get the answer.
Here are all of the numbers and symbols that are in the Mini Nerdle 116 today:
1, +, =, 0, 4, 6
The answer to the Mini Nerdle is…
4 + 6 = 10
What is the Classic Nerdle 116 Answer Today? (May 15th, 2022)
Again, we like to give you all the elements that are in the equation for the hint to the Classic Nerdle as all you need to do is rearrange them to solve the equation.
Hint For Classic Nerdle Today
Here is the hint for the Classic Nerdle released today:
1, -, 9, 9, 9, 7, =, 8
The answer to the Classic Nerdle 116 is…
98 – 19 = 79
What is the Instant Nerdle Answer Today? (May 15th, 2022)
There is also a daily Instant Nerdle released every day and here is the answer to the puzzle that was released on May 15th, 2022:
1 + 36 / 9 = 5
What is the Speed Nerdle Answer Today? (May 15th, 2022)
Here is the first line of the Speed Nerdle you have been given today:
The answer to the Speed Nerdle equation released on May 15th, 2022 is:
13 – 5 – 5 = 3
Well done if you managed to guess all of these equations correctly!
Nerdle F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
- How to play (the rules)?Guess the NERDLE in 6 tries. After each guess, the color of the tiles will change to show how close your guess was to the solution.
- There are 8 «letters»
- A «letter» is one of «0123456789+-*/=»
- And a word must be a calculation that is mathematically correct.
- So it must have one «=»
- Also, the number on the right of the «=» is just a number (not another calculation)
- Standard order of operations applies, so calculate * and / before + and —
- Order matters in nerdle. If the answer we’re looking for is 10+20=30, then 20+10=30 isn’t close enough.9*20=180The number 9 is green and is therefore in the solution and in the correct spot.9*20=180The number 2 is purple and is therefore in the solution but in the wrong spot.9*20=180The number 1 is black and is therefore not in the solution in any spot (at least, not in this example – see rules for doubles)If your guess includes, say, two 1s but the answer has only one, you will get one color tile and one black.
- How to play (starting the game)?Visit nerdlegame.com . Enter your guess with the on-screen keyboard or, on a laptop/tablet, a connected keyboard.
- When does the game resetThere is one game of Nerdle per day. The reset time is set to midnight GMT(i.e. UK time) so that everyone plays the same game at the same time. The reset time in each time zone is therefore:
- 4pm PST
- 7pm EST
- Midnight GMT
- 1am CET
- 9am JST
- 11am AET
- Are there different game types?The original classic Nerdle has 8 characters or ‘letters’The original mini Nerdle has only 6 characters. It’s a little easier, but still tricky.In ‘instant Nerdle’, you only get one guess to solve the challenge. You can find instant Nerdles on our Twitter page . You don’t need to visit the web app.
- Can I play more than one gameThere is only one new game a day, which resets at midnight GMT.However, each version (classic and mini) both have their own daily challenge.You can also play games from earlier days – see the FAQ for Nerdle replay below.
- Can I play the game from a previous day?You can play games from previous days by adding a date to the end of the web page that you visit. For example, for the 31 January 2022 game, you can go to: nerdlegame.com/20220131If you enter an invalid date (a future date or a date before that version of the game was launched) you’ll end up at today’s game.The game will default to classic or mini depending on which you played last. Or if you prefer, you can choose using a url such as classic or mini
- Why does it say ‘that guess doesn’t compute’?If you enter a calculation that doesn’t work mathematically, you will see the message «That guess doesn’t compute». This means that the calculation on the left hand side does not equal the number on the right (e.g. 10+10=21). Or that we don’t recognise it as a calculation at all (eg 10**1==1).If you think your calculation is correct but you are still getting the doesn’t compute message, please double check your maths. Also note that ‘*’ and ‘/’ take precedence. 1+1*2=3 is correct because you multiply 1*2 first such that the calculation is effectively 1+2=3. You could think of this as the same as 1+ (1*2). See «what is order of operation» for an explanation of why we do this
- What is order of operation?Nerdle applies the maths principle called ‘order of operation’ which means that some mathematical symbols (called ‘operators’) take precedence over others. Order of operation means that you have to calculate ‘*’ and ‘/’ before ‘+’ and ‘-‘So 1+1*2 is the same as 1+(1*2) = 1+2 = 3 and not the same as (1+1)*2 = 2*2 = 4. This might be a bit unfamiliar (especially if those maths lessons seem a long time ago!) but you’ll get the hang of it quickly, we promise
- How do doubles work?The answer to a Nerdle may contain the same character more than once. Your guess, whether right or wrong may also contain the same character more than once. The color coding Nerdle uses for repeat characters is as follows:
- Any character(s) in the correct position are scored first and will show green
- If there is an additional example of this character in both the guess and the answer (but not in the right place), this will show purple
- If there are more of the same character in the question than the answer, the extras will show grey.
- How do I share my result?When you solve the Nerdle puzzle, a win screen will pop up. Click the share button to share your success with your friends.If you are playing on mobile or tablet, you can share straight to apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook.If you are playing on a desktop, the share button saves your result in your clipboard. You should be able to paste into any other application that you want to share on.Some older mobile operating systems and a few laptops don’t support the sharing function. In that case, your best bet is to just share some text like «Nerdle – solved in 3 today». Or you can take a screen shot. But please crop out the actual answer to avoid a spoiler!
- Why can’t you spell ‘math’?»Math» as an abbreviation for mathematics is mainly used in American English. British English uses «maths». As the idea for Nerdle was born in London, England, we’ve stuck with the latter. However, because we like to all be friends, we’ve gone with American English for «color» instead of «colour». Hopefully that’s fair!
- What about zeros?Nerdle answers don’t use leading zeros or lone zeros, even though some may be accepted as valid guesses. So you won’t find an answer like this: 0+5+5=10, or like this: 01+2+1=4. However, 0 is allowed as the answer to the right of the equal sign (i.e. 5-3-2=0 is allowed).
- What about negative numbers?Nerdle answers don’t start with negative numbers or have a negative number after the equals sign, even though these may be accepted as valid guesses. So you won’t find an answer like this: -5-6=-11.
- Number ordering and ‘commutativity’We get it. 1+2 and 2+1 are effectively the same in maths because of a principle called «commutativity». In the same way, 3*4 = 4*3.In Nerdle, the «correct» answer will have one specified order and that’s how we decide which of your guesses turn green, purple or black.However, for the maths purists who would like 1+2 and 2+1 to be as correct as each other, we accept either. We then rearrange your guess to our «correct» answer if required, so you know what we were looking for.To be accepted as commutative, your guess must still have the same answer as the one we’re looking for.You can turn «allow commutative answers» on/off in the settings menu.