The Horse Horseshoe Boots Viral Brain Teaser – The Correct Answer Explained

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The Horse Horseshoe Boots Viral Brain Teaser

Many people are arguing over the correct answer to this problem, which already has over 500,000 comments on Facebook.
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Answer To The Horse Horseshoe Boots Viral Brain Teaser

One tricky part about the problem is the third equation has 2 horseshoes and 2 boots but the fourth line only has 1 horseshoe and 1 boot.
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Now let’s solve for the value of each item. From the first equation we can solve that the horse equals 10.

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From the second we can then solve that each horseshoe is equal to 2.

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Then from the third we can solve that the value of a boot is equal to 1.

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We then need to evaluate the value of the boot plus (horse × horseshoe). This is 1 + 10 × 2 = 1 + 20 = 21.

(The 10 × 2 is evaluated first by the order of operations because multiplication takes precedence over addition).

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Therefore the correct answer is 21.

 

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