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Test Your Wits: Can You Solve This Basic, Cowboy-Inspired Math Equation Without Bucking?

horse math equation

The Answer is: 14

How?

1st row: Divide 30 by 3 (there are 3 horses) and you get 10; each horse equals 10
2nd row: 1 horse represents 10; 18-10=8; 8 divided by 2 (there are 2 pairs of horse shoes) equals 4; each pair of horse shoes equals 4. (Which means one horse shoe by itself = 2, this is important to keep in mind for the last row.)
3rd row: 4-2=2; the cowboy boots equal 2
4th row: 2+10+2= 14. (There is ONE horseshoe in this last row, not a PAIR! Therefore, the one horseshoe by itself is equivalent to 2, as explained under “2nd row.”

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3 Comments on Test Your Wits: Can You Solve This Basic, Cowboy-Inspired Math Equation Without Bucking?

  1. Why 14? There’s only 1 boot on the last equation, if a pair equals to 2 then obviously 1 boot equals to 1, thus 1+10+2=13!

  2. Each pair of horseshoes equals 4. The last equation only has one horseshoe, therefore equaling 14, not 16.

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