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Old 03-05-2019, 11:32 AM
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How do you Google, "Three cookies = 30"?

If it's not "14", let me know.
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Cookie
Bananas
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Tada!
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Tada!
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No.
Okay, went back and looked at it again. I needed to spend more than 2 seconds looking at it the first time. A little study and close scrutiny got me the answer. (I think)

I also think that my first answer was partially right. It's unsolvable. All the symbols in the last line are unproven values. You're making assumptions about what they are.
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Nope. You did what I did initially. It's not just a simple math puzzle. It's also an observation and assumption puzzle.
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2 + 1 + 1 X 7 = 28
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Nope. You did what I did initially. It's not just a simple math puzzle. It's also an observation and assumption puzzle.
So for those of us who go to an eye specialist and cannot focus on a computer screen its pretty much going to remain unsolved. I would like to know the correct answer and why. Until that time, I'm sticking with 14 and saying that the fuzzy spoiled fruit looking thing is exactly what I said it was. Not saying I'm correct, just saying that until I see a greatly enlarged and clear image of it it is what I think it is

If that fuzzy fruit thing is a clock instead of a fuzzy fruit thing, and if I am supposed to read the dial on the clock, then someone needs to give me a clear image to see!
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So for those of us who go to an eye specialist and cannot focus on a computer screen its pretty much going to remain unsolved. I would like to know the correct answer and why. Until that time, I'm sticking with 14 and saying that the fuzzy spoiled fruit looking thing is exactly what I said it was. Not saying I'm correct, just saying that until I see a greatly enlarged and clear image of it it is what I think it is
It's a clock! I had to stare at it a long time to figure out what it was and your eyes have to be good enough to see where the hands are. That was really tough for this blind ol' bat.
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2 + 1 + 1 X 7 = 28
I think that you got it right except for one thing.

2 + 1 + (1 x7) = 10

Waybomb got it first!!!!
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I think that you got it right except for one thing.

2 + 1 + (1 x7) = 10

Waybomb got it first!!!!
We have to realize that this problem is phrased in new math.

There isnt a correct answer but there are no wrong answers either

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I think that you got it right except for one thing.

2 + 1 + (1 x7) = 10

Waybomb got it first!!!!
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I enjoyed that puzzle. There was more to it than I originally thought.
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I think that you got it right except for one thing.

2 + 1 + (1 x7) = 10

Waybomb got it first!!!!
in my old school math, i add before multiplying
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in my old school math, i add before multiplying
Then you did old school math incorrectly. For longer than I've been alive the rule has been multiplication before addition
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