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myseek1 78F
948 posts
9/22/2022 5:50 pm
*~*~* Can You Solve This ? *~*~*




Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony - M. Gandhi


myseek1 78F
1135 posts
9/22/2022 6:02 pm

Enjoy this brain exercise ?

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony - M. Gandhi


lilium6 72F
4373 posts
9/23/2022 1:17 am

240 - yes/no?


Hawkslayer 87M
12738 posts
9/23/2022 6:20 am

I'll have a guess at 240.

It only takes a drop of ink to make a million people think. There are many stories.


jiminycricket1 72M
13535 posts
9/23/2022 8:45 am

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


StarCandy1 67F
512 posts
9/23/2022 8:47 am

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


Rocketship 78F
17560 posts
9/23/2022 12:35 pm

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.


myseek1 78F
1135 posts
9/23/2022 1:30 pm

    Quoting Rocketship:
    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.

You are right, Rocket. I also learned in the 50s that multiplication comes first before + and - . Over time those rules fade away. 100 is correct!

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony - M. Gandhi


letssaystacy 65F
29 posts
9/23/2022 2:29 pm

My brain hurts.


lilium6 72F
4373 posts
9/23/2022 7:22 pm

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


jiminycricket1 72M
13535 posts
9/24/2022 7:12 am

    Quoting lilium6:
    I've learnt something new. I wondered if my answer was a little too simplistic.
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.


lilium6 72F
4373 posts
9/24/2022 1:38 pm

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    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.
Thanks for that . I vaguely recall the principle (equation) but never fully grasped it. My first maths teacher had a strong accent and would at times become exasperated on being asked to repeat himself. It was frustrating as I missed out on understanding basic maths principles. And yet, much to my surprise (and annoyance to my then form teacher) , I passed Maths B while predictably failing Maths A. Maths B seemed much different/another language.