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Viewers of The 1% Club were left baffled by a question that seemed to have more than one answer on Saturday.

The program tests 100 members of the public’s intelligence, common sense and logic with questions that ascend in order of difficulty according to the proportion of the general public can answer them: 90 percent, 80 percent, up to one percent .

This week, what at first appeared to be a simple question from the 30 percent section infuriated some fans of the show.

It read, ‘Amrit and his grandfather share the same birthday. Her birthday balloons arrive out of order. Amrit’s grandfather is three times older than him. How old is Amrit?

Four golden balloons were displayed below the question made up of the numbers six, eight, seven and two.

The 1% Club viewers were left baffled by a question that seemed to have more than one answer on Saturday (pictured, show host Lee Mack)

This week, what at first appeared to be a simple question from the 30 percent section infuriated some fans of the show.

It was anticipated that the answer would be that Amrit is 26 years old, which makes his grandfather 78.

However, one person commented on the show’s official Instagram page, stating: “My other half insists her answer of 29 is also correct.”

They added: “Those balloons have no string, so you can turn all 6 of them upside down.” 3×29=87 What do you think? Was he still in the game or was he out of the game?

Viewers also took to Twitter to voice their opinions, with one person writing: “It could have been 2 answers which is weird…change round 6 to 9 and it could have been 29 and 87.”

Someone else shared: ‘Could it also be 29, i.e. a third of 87? If I had put that in the study I would expect an Appeal!!! Previous questions have used balloons to change the 6 and 9!!!’

While another person posted: “Hmm they should have drawn strings on the bottom of the balloons if they wanted to stop people turning the 6 over to say 29 and 87.”

Meanwhile, The 1% Club viewers also criticized the show recently for its “easy” final question during a February episode.

The program tests 100 members of the public’s intelligence, common sense and logic with questions that ascend in order of difficulty according to the proportion of the general public can answer them: 90 percent, 80 percent, up to one percent .

It was anticipated that the answer would be that Amrit is 26 years old, which makes his grandfather 78, but some viewers suggested an alternative answer.

The 1% question in the most recent episode was apparently not as difficult as the show thought, as many viewers thought it was too simple.

The question was: ‘Using only two letters to fill in the blank, what is the word that appears next? P _ _ _ E _ _ I _ N’. The answer was “Possession.”

While this is a question that apparently 99% of the public can’t answer, many X users got it right.

One user wrote: ‘I don’t normally get the last question, but I saw it instantly. Easy peasy.’

Another agreed, adding: “That was easier than the previous few.”

A third wrote: ‘Got it! Wow, I actually answered the 1% question!

Another user jokingly wrote, “This show is getting tough,” to which The 1% Cub Twitter account responded, “We’re tough guys, what can we say?”

The show, which has aired three series so far, is presented by comedian Lee Mack.

The question was: ‘Using only two letters to fill in the blank, what is the word that appears next? P _ _ _ E _ _ I _ N’. The answer was ‘Possession’

While this is a question that apparently 99% of the public can’t answer, many X users got it right.

It comes after Lee previously spoke out about cancel culture, saying that no joke on any topic should be banned, as long as it’s funny enough.

The Not Going Out star said the golden rule should be that the joke should be more funny than shocking.

But he said that while that means anything is fair game in principle, in practice some topics are so sensitive that no comedian will come up with a funny enough joke.

Mack, who still writes the BBC sitcom Not Going Out but now rarely does stand-up, also said that too often jokes have now been judged without looking at the intention behind them.

He said: ‘In principle, there is nothing you can’t make a joke about, nothing.

‘But for me, the joke has to be more funny than shocking.

“So the more shocking the topic, the better the joke has to be.”

And there are some topics that are so shocking that no one is good enough to come up with a joke that’s more funny than shocking.

It comes after Lee previously spoke out about cancel culture, saying that no joke on any topic should be banned, as long as it’s funny enough.

“So in principle you can make a joke about anything, but in practice you can’t because no one is that good.”

He added: “You could say, ‘What’s up with this horrible event? Would you be able to make a joke?’ In principle yes.

“But I could spend two years trying to write a magic joke about it that was more funny than shocking, and I’d never get it done.”

‘And that is the problem. “Sometimes comedians make jokes that just aren’t funny enough, because they have to be even funnier when they’re so shocking.”