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This simple horse algebra question has left the internet baffled – but can YOU solve it?

They say the answer is 21. I say it is 42(with MDAS order of operations). Who has the problem with their math?

-Arizona Hot

are you making the mistake of thinking that there is a pair of boots and a pair of horseshoes in the last line?

Or am I missing something :-\

-tomos

Converting images to letter,

a + a + a = 30

a + 2 b + 2 b = 18

2 b - 2 c = 2

c + a * b = ?

Solving the Algebra equations,

3 a = 30

=> a = 30 / 3 = 10

a + 4 b = 18

=> 4 b = 18 - a = 18 - 10 = 8

=> b = 8 / 4 = 2

2 b - 2 c = 2

=> 2 c = 2 b - 2 = 2 * 2 - 2 = 4 - 2 = 2

=> c = 2 / 2 = 1

c + a * b = 1 + 10 * 2 = 1 + 20 = 21

Answer 21

Regards,

Anand

P.S. Somehow the horse image is not showing in the quoted message. Tried many times but could not set it.