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Another algebra question...

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Horse = 10

2 horse shoes = 4 and so therefore one show = 2

2 boots = -2 and so one boot = -1

 

Horse X 1 shoe = 10 X 2 = 20

+ -1 = 19

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Assuming normal arithmetic procedure ie horse and horseshoe resolved first:  Answer =  80

 

Otherwise possibly 48

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Horse = 10

Horseshoe = 2

Boot = 1

 

Likewise on reflection it's 22 as I've just realised there is only one horseshoe in the last item.

 

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Oops.  Embarrassed

 

On reflection   -    it's   21

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 Just noticed only one horseshoe, therefore value of 2 not 4 so...

The bottom line is 2+10x2. Depending on ow you interpret the mathematical rules its either

(2+10) x 2 = 12 x 2 = 24  or

2+ (10x2) = 2+20 = 22.

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Horse = 10

Horseshoe = 2

Boot = 1

 

Likewise on reflection it's 22 as I've just realised there is only one horseshoe in the last item.

 


horse = 10

horseshoe = 4

boot = 2 (because horseshoe - boot = 2)

So boot + horse x horseshoe = 42

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just noticed again...only one boot.

therefore 1+10x2.

so either 21 or 22, again depending on interpretation of mathematical rules.

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42 then looked closer and arrived at 21

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