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While the answer may be 80 (4x4x5=80) it is still wrong.
It is just wrong to say that a + is now acting like a x (with a hidden multiplier of 5).
Well solved.
these are the tricks.
1. Scan for patterns.
2. Note that all the answers are multiples of five.
3. Read the equations in abstract. as "Do something to something get something".
5 . Swap out terms.
6.something done to something becomes 5.
7. check with five times table.
8. 1 x 5 = 5
9 . notice the mismatch with 1+1=5.
10. See that both the + symbol and the second 5 are a mismatch.
11. correct for mismatch.
Correct by converting + to x
Correct second term by multiplying by five.
12. Test on second equation. 2 + 2 = 20, becomes 2 x (2x5) = 20 .
13 Apply rule to last equation. 4 + 4 = ? becomes 4 x (4x5) = 80 .
14.Test on third equation, because why not.
I should have given you this one before the last one, to get your brain into the right space.
But meh, this one will still offer some small mental challenges.
There's a fast way and a slow way.
Show your working.
I should have given you this one before the last one, to get your brain into the right space.
But meh, this one will still offer some small mental challenges.
There's a fast way and a slow way.
Show your working.
Apples are worth 11 (33/3)
So 2 apples = 22 so a lemon = 22 (44-(2x11)=22
If a lemon = 22 then Avocado = 88/22=4
So apple + lemon + Avocado = 11+22+4=37
Textbook.
Bet you were suspicious about a + being some other sign, after that last one. Ha.
Can you write the real answer, in case someone doesn't get your joke about the + being a x, from your previous protest about the previous question.
I personally find it hilarious, but you know...
Apples are worth 11 (33/3)
So 2 apples = 22 so a lemon = 22 (44-(2x11)=22
If a lemon = 22 then Avocado = 88/22=4
So apple + lemon + Avocado = 11+22+4=37
37???
Are you sure???
How can an 'x' symbol on one line represent multiplication but on the last line it represents addition?
How can an 'x' symbol on one line represent multiplication but on the last line it represents addition?
How about the answer being 132?
Good point - I missed the x in the last line!
So it would be (apple=11, lemon=22 and avo=4)
11+(22x4) = 11+88=99 (Note, following PEMDAS rules multiplication and division before addition and subtraction)
As for the quicker method
apple = 33/3 = 11
lemon x avo=88 (already given)
so 88+11 = 99 (no need to work out the value of a lemon or avo separately)
Good point - I missed the x in the last line!
So it would be (apple=11, lemon=22 and avo=4)
11+(22x4) = 11+88=97 (Note, following PEMDAS rules multiplication and division before addition and subtraction)
As for the quicker method
apple = 33/3 = 11
lemon x avo=88 (already given)
so 88+11 = 97 (no need to work out the value of a lemon or avo separately)
That one was a bit more tricky than I realized.
Meh, the point is to exercise the brain. so it's good when they dump several pattern breaks on you at once.
The hazard was more about distraction than lack of care.
Similar to a magician's misdirection trick.
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