It’s 42. ]]>

1 boot plus 1 horse is 11 times 2 (1 horseshoe) is 22.

Just do what’s there. ]]>

1 horseshoe = 2

1 boot = 1

1 boot (1) + 1 horse (10) = 11 x 1 horseshoe (2) = 22

]]>1 horseshoe = 2

1 boot = 1

1 boot (1) + 1 horse (10) = 11 x 1 horseshoe (1) = 11

]]>Horsehoe= 4

Boots= 2

1+10*2=22

]]>Horse shoe=2

Boot=1

10+1*2=21 ]]>

The following is true

1 x Horse = 10

2 x Horse shoes = 4 (1 x Horse shoe = 2)

2 x boots = 2 (1 x boot = 1)

So the answer would be

1 + 10 * 2 = 22 in South Africa, or if it uses the BODMAS rules of mathematical operator precedence

Boot + Horse * Horse Shoe = 1 + (10 * 2) = 21 ]]>

Horsehoe= 4

Boots= 2

“Order of operations” gives a result of 42 ]]>

So 3 x Horse = 30; 1 x Horse = 10; Horse = 10.

And Horse + 2 x Horse Shoes = 18; 1 x Horse Shoe = 4; Horse Shoe = 4.

And Horse Shoe – Boots = 2; Boots = 2.

Now for the tricky part, because it depends on how they teach you to use a calculator and that is country dependent the moment.

For Australia, the answer would be:

Boot + Horse * Horse Shoe = 2 + (10 * 4) = 42.

And this would be my answer. And it uses the BODMAS rules of mathematical operator precedence and assumes you put the formula into the calculator and hit the equals sign at the end.

I believe you can also end up with the following:

Boot + Horse * Horse Shoe = 2 + 10 * 4 = 48.

This comes from 2 + 10 = 12. 12 x 4 = 48.

So if you are taught to hit equals after each step of the equation, this would be your answer.

There was a time Maths was considered a universal language.

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