This children riddle turned out to be too difficult for adults

What can be easier than a riddle about horses, horseshoes and boots? Simple at the first sight, it managed to blow out the internet only in one month.The most frequent answers are 48, 46 and 22... but all of them are wrong! What is your answer?


The thing is that you should be extremely attentive...


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760 Comments
Jon Winter
I disagree. I contend that there is insufficient information to solve. If the values of boots and horseshoes was only dependent on or indicative of how many are on the line of the equation, then why are the three horses separated by plus signs on the first line? They could be expressed just as three horses. Therfore, the symbol of two horseshoes is different than the symbol of one, beyond being twice as many. Same for the boots/boot. There is no reference for what the single symbols represent.
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Jan 18, 2017 9:38PM
Bruce Lorenzana
26
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Jan 18, 2017 9:49PM
John Gower
After I saw the video I got it right!
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Jan 18, 2017 10:10PM
Allan Howser
I figure 40...
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Jan 18, 2017 10:12PM
Allan Howser
Naw...change it to 21...? Remembering to multiply before adding...damn that algebra, remembering after 65 years is hard!
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Jan 18, 2017 10:17PM
Bridget Bott-Magar
Bridget Bott-Magar
You don't do the multiplication first unless that part of the equation is in parenthesis
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Jan 18, 2017 10:33PM
Priscilla DeSpain
20
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Jan 18, 2017 11:59PM
Hope Bruckner
The answer is 42. The problem is that people don't know that you multiply before you add.
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Jan 19, 2017 1:03AM
beccaangel
48
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Jan 19, 2017 2:18AM
Kurt Beck
Kurt Beck
21
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Jan 19, 2017 3:05AM
Steven Ernest Scott
It's 21
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Jan 19, 2017 9:26PM
Robin Sutphin
Robin Sutphin
23
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Jan 19, 2017 11:19PM
Daphine Hodge
21
4
Jan 20, 2017 1:23AM
Lyn Zilm
21
2
Jan 20, 2017 10:41PM
Kathleen Woodward Clay
22
5
Jan 20, 2017 10:52PM

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