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# Horsey algebra question

Easy one for algebra buffs

Original Poster

21.

Original Poster

stuarthanley

21.

Are you sure

archer1204

Are you sure

Yes

Original Poster

stuarthanley

Yes

22.... Oh bugger, forgot my BODMAS
Edited by: "Robj1" 9th Oct 2016

22

42

Horse is 10
Boot is 1
Horseshoe is 2

BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

Original Poster

Here we go can people post not just the answer but what they think the values are

Horse is 10, the horse shoe is 2, boot is 1. so horseshoe times horse is 20 +1 is 21

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stuarthanley

Horse is 10Boot is 1Horseshoe is 2BODMAS 10 X 2 + 1

correct but look again

only way you xan really get mixed up is if u dont account for the two horsehoes

48.

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DarkEnergy2012

48.

haha any higher

archer1204

correct but look again

2 boots are 2
2 horseshoes are 4.

There is only one of each
Edited by: "SJHan" 9th Oct 2016

Bodmas?.... God I hate maths (_;)

Original Poster

Who thinks stuart is correct or should look again

must be 24 then...but you can only buy horse shoes in pairs

archer1204

haha any higher

Original Poster

DarkEnergy2012

must be 24 then...but you can only buy horse shoes in pairs

Otherwise you will end up in a lop sided horse

stuarthanley

2 boots are 22 horseshoes are 4. There is only one of each

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

delboyd

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

It is correct. I think he was just going for more comments

stuarthanley

It is correct. I think he was just going for more comments

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

21

any brackets then multiplication & division then addition & subtraction

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

no?

OldEnglish

21

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

Banned

48.....
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 9th Oct 2016

42
oh darn
2x21 then ?

maccy1

I was just going to say that although I did ask elsewhere as it was … 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)

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thewongwing101

42oh darn :(2x21 then ?

4 x 12

YouDontWantToKnow

4 x 12

nah that makes 48 can't be right

Banned

thewongwing101

nah that makes 48 can't be right

Its right

horses 10
horse shoes 4
boots 2

YouDontWantToKnow

Its right horses 10horse shoes 4boots 2;)

Mmmm if you get rid of the horses(and who wouldn't ?)then yes

OldEnglish

It's basic algebra maccy, thought you would have got it straight away. … 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)

vanquished100

any brackets then multiplication & division then addition & subtraction … any brackets then multiplication & division then addition & subtraction so if horse=10, horseshoe=4, boot=2 its 10×4=40+2=42no?

No

YouDontWantToKnow

Its right horses 10horse shoes 4boots 2;)

No!

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

1 Horse + 1 Horse + 1 Horse = 30
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

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stuarthanley

No!

Errr yeah