I was just going to say that :{ although I did ask elsewhere as it was frying my brain X)

It's basic algebra maccy, thought you would have got it straight away. (_;)X)

Some you win...

...and a lot you don't :(X)

Maths wasn't my strongest subject, in fact I'd go so far as to say it was my weakest X) I used to ask the question to my maths teacher 'when would I ever need algebra and all the complicated maths fractions etc'?...he never did say, 'well, a question may come up on HUKD one day...and you may need to know the answer' :(X)

Same question was posed to my Chemistry and Physics teachers as well...I was a lovely student :)X)

The answer is 21..consider each symbol to be a variable and then we can see that we've got three linear equations with 3 variables therefore the value of each variable can be found. Suppose the horse is x, the pair of horseshoes is y and the pair of heels/boots (I'm not sure) is z..look at the first equation 3x = 30 so x= 10.. now look at the 2nd equation x + 2y = 18 now put x = 10 then you'll get y = 4.. look at the 3rd equation which is y - z = 2.. put y = 4 which will give you z = 2. Now let's look at the question which is z/2 + x(y/2) = ?? Putting the values of x,y & z we get 2/2 + 10*(4/2) = 21

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(65) Jump to unreadPost a commentEdited By: Robj1 on Oct 09, 2016 19:36: .Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

2 horseshoes are 4.

There is only one of each

Edited By: stuarthanley on Oct 09, 2016 19:35Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

2 horseshoes are 4.

There is only one of each

I don't see how this is incorrect? Am I missing something?

Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

2 horseshoes are 4.

There is only one of each

Boot is 1

Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

2 horseshoes are 4.

There is only one of each

Ah that makes more sense. Wish I'd saved myself two pieces of A5 and a lot of confusion and realised that sooner. :{

so if horse=10, horseshoe=4, boot=2 its 10×4=40+2=42

no?

I was just going to say that :{ although I did ask elsewhere as it was frying my brain X)

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Oct 09, 2016 20:15oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

X)

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

4 x 12

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

Its right

horses 10

horse shoes 4

boots 2

;)

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

horses 10

horse shoes 4

boots 2;)

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Some you win...

...and a lot you don't :(X)

Maths wasn't my strongest subject, in fact I'd go so far as to say it was my weakest X) I used to ask the question to my maths teacher 'when would I ever need algebra and all the complicated maths fractions etc'?...he never did say, 'well, a question may come up on HUKD one day...and you may need to know the answer' :(X)

Same question was posed to my Chemistry and Physics teachers as well...I was a lovely student :)X)

so if horse=10, horseshoe=4, boot=2 its 10×4=40+2=42

no?

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

horses 10

horse shoes 4

boots 2

;)

3 Horses = 30

1 Horse = 10

1 Horse + 2 Horseshoes + 2 Horseshoes = 18

18 - 1 Horse = 4 Horseshoes

18 - 10 = 4 Horseshoes

8 = 4 Horseshoes

2 = 1 Horseshoe

2 Horseshoes - 2 Boots = 2

4 - 2 Boots = 2

4 - 2 = 2 Boots

2 = 2 Boots

1 = 1 Boot

1 Boot + 1 Horse x 1 Horseshoe = ?

Here is where observance to BODMAS will give different answers.

a) (1 Boot + 1 Horse) x 1 Horseshoe = (1 + 10) x 2 = 22

or

b) 1 Boot + (1 Horse x 1 Horseshoe) = 1 + (10 x 2) = 21 <- This is my answer

oh darn :(

2x21 then ?

horses 10

horse shoes 4

boots 2;)

Errr yeah