MrV
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September 8th, 2016 at 8:11:24 AM permalink
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Greasyjohn
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September 8th, 2016 at 8:32:11 AM permalink
22.....
Joeman
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September 8th, 2016 at 8:34:01 AM permalink
21

From the top 3 equations, we can surmise that:

Horse = 10
Pair of Horseshoes = 4
Pair of Boots = 2

Assuming a single "shoe" is equal to half the value of a pair:

Horseshoe = 2
Boot = 1

So, substituting for the bottom equation:

1 + 10 x 2 = ??

Order of operations dictates that the multiplication be done first:

1 + 20 = 21

If the order of operations is ignored and the last line is computed left-to-right, you would get 22.
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Romes
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September 8th, 2016 at 8:54:58 AM permalink
Replace the symbols with X, Y, and Z =). Solve for one variable, plug in to the other equations to solve for the others.
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MrV
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September 8th, 2016 at 9:03:28 AM permalink
It went viral on FB.

Good that the young 'uns get a dose of math now and then.
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Romes
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September 8th, 2016 at 9:05:49 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

It went viral on FB....

Seriously? Did it go viral because it was "so difficult" most adults couldn't solve it, or ?
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 8th, 2016 at 9:08:13 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

It went viral on FB.

Good that the young 'uns get a dose of math now and then.

You're right about one thing. FB is a nasty virus and I'll never use it.
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 8th, 2016 at 9:09:34 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Seriously? Did it go viral because it was "so difficult" most adults couldn't solve it, or ?

You'll see these types of questions in the "recommended" on YouTube. It's basically asking if your paying attention. Even I missed the single boot and horseshoe the first time.
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speedycrap
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