Let's assume that the cowboy boot and the horseshoe are both one less than its original counterpart, making 1 and 3, respectively. That would make the last equation 1 + 10 x 2 = x.
People have arrived at different answers ranging from 32, 44, 22, 23, 21, and 13. Which one is correct? It's driving the internet crazy.
Next, you'll need to use the order of operations to solve:
- Multiplication and division
- Addition and subtraction
This means the equation becomes:
- 1 + 10 x 2
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