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Happy New Year 2017!

December 31st, 2016 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Picture Puzzles






Happy New Years Eve!  Can you solve our year-end puzzle?

Here it is:

 

OK, so to solve this, set

A = 3 glasses

B = hat

C = Party Person

So,

A + B = 15

B + C = 19

A + C = 10

Subtract A + B from B + C

B + C – (A + B) = C – A = 19 – 15 = 4

Now add C – A and A + C

C – A + A + C = 4 + 10 = 14

C + C = 14

2C = 14

C = 7

So now

B + C = 19

B + 7 = 19

B = 12

Now

A + B = 15

A + 12 = 15

A = 3

So three glasses = 3, so one glass = 1

So solving and remembering the order of operations:

B + C x (A/3) = 12 + (7 x 1) = 12 + 7 = 19

There it is!  Now, for something a little more challenging:

We at MathTricks.Org are wishing you a GREAT 2017!

 

 

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