 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.” Follow Cecily Michelle on Instagram @_misscm

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

1. Anonymous // April 26, 2019 at 1:11 pm // Reply

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. nur // March 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm // Reply

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

• Cecily Michelle // March 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm // Reply

Good eye! Didn’t even notice that. Will change, thank you.