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Enjoy this brain exercise ? Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony  M. Gandhi
 

240  yes/no?
 

I'll have a guess at 240.
 

depends on if you are a raptor or not.. and which "cage" you are in I am a "smart ass" raptor so I'll say 100 instead of 240
 

Old math I would say 240 but it might be this way 20 + (10 x would be 100 Freakin new math
 

I was taught in your final equation to solve the multiplication first. So it would be : 20 + 10 x 8 ....... 20 + 80 = 100 This is not 'new math' . I learned this in school back in the 1950's.
 

I was taught in your final equation to solve the multiplication first. So it would be : 20 + 10 x 8 ....... 20 + 80 = 100 This is not 'new math' . I learned this in school back in the 1950's. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony  M. Gandhi
 

My brain hurts.
 

I've learnt something new. I wondered if my answer was a little too simplistic.
 

I've learnt something new. I wondered if my answer was a little too simplistic. The factor are reading left to right.. Instead of right to left and the understanding of what and equal sign means.. A person who was taugh to read right to left wouldn't have the problem. nor would a person who would understand both sides of an equal sign. The answer needs to be the same whether it's 10 x 8 plus 20....or 20 plus 10 x 8.
 

There are two factor which make it appear both simplistic and obvious that are wrong.. The factor are reading left to right.. Instead of right to left and the understanding of what and equal sign means.. A person who was taugh to read right to left wouldn't have the problem. nor would a person who would understand both sides of an equal sign. The answer needs to be the same whether it's 10 x 8 plus 20....or 20 plus 10 x 8.

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