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Old June 12th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #34061
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I do not know the right answer, but 21 seems to be the most reasonable.
Horse = 10
Horseshoe = 2
Jackboot = 1

thus:
10 + 10 + 10 = 30
10 + 2x2 + 2x2 = 18
2x2 - 2x1 = 2
1 + 10x2 = 21
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Old June 12th, 2016, 11:49 AM   #34062
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That's what I thought too initially, but it's only one horseshoe and not 2 in the final formula so it's not 4 but 2 (4/2=2)
Ah yes... Now I see there are 2 horseshoes first and only one in the end
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Old June 12th, 2016, 11:52 AM   #34063
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2 + 10 + 3 = 15
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Old June 12th, 2016, 12:24 PM   #34064
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I don't know whether you guys foloow the UEFA Euro. There was a game yesterday: Switzerland vs. Albania. One of the most interesting games of the history, and not because of football (soccer, if you're American).
5 players, i.e. the whole midfield of the Swiss team are ethnically Albanians, Behrami and Shaqiri were born in Kosovo, Džemaili and Mehmedi in Macedonia (all in Yugoslavia at the time) and Granit Xhaka in Basel.
The majority of the Albanian team may be born in Yugoslavia but grown up and lives in another country and has two (or three) citizenships. Four of them lives in Switzerland and has the Swiss citizenship, too: Kukeli, Taulant Xhaka, Abrashi (born in Switzerland), and Lenjani.
So there were 9 players that have Albanian roots but live in Switzerland, 5 of them in the Swiss team and 4 in the Albanian one. However none of them is from Albania, but from Kosovo or Macedonia.
The story of Granit and Taulant Xhaka is absolute unique. They are brothers, both were born in Basel (1991 and '92), their parents moved from Kosovo to Switzerland, both have the Swiss citizenship. However, Granit plays for Switzerland but Taulant, who has the Albanian citizenship, too, plays for Albania. It was the very first game in the history of UEFA Euro when two brothers played in the opposite teams*.
The blonde lady in the middle of the picture is their mother.


* There was a similar case in the World Cup two years ago when Germany played against Ghana. Jérôme Boateng played for Germany, his brother, Kevin, for Ghana. Both were born in West Berlin. However they are only half-brothers, only the father is the same and their father left both of his families when the sons were little kids so both of them grew up without their Ghanaian father.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 01:06 PM   #34065
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Germany and France have similar situation in their national football teams for years (i mean on this foreign nation players in in large % their teams)
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Old June 12th, 2016, 02:07 PM   #34066
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2 + 10 + 3 = 15
But the last statement ends with two adjacent question marks, i.e. a question mark to the power of two. Therefore, the absolutely correct answer is a square root of 15, about 3.873.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 02:16 PM   #34067
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At the end of last week, a yellow paper in Finland published this quiz:



2800+ responses were given, and only 40 per cent of them were correct (102). Pretty many people forgot the priority of multiplication, and answered 110. Quite a bitter language was used while arguing whether such a priority rule exists or not. Almost as popular response was 27, thus reflecting the inability to distinguish multiplication and addition operators. And this nation has succeeded well in the Pisa tests!
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Old June 12th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #34068
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Geez. Pirority of multiplication is a topic of a grammar school.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 07:06 PM   #34069
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But the last statement ends with two adjacent question marks, i.e. a question mark to the power of two. Therefore, the absolutely correct answer is a square root of 15, about 3.873.
What? Who says that the correct answer is only one question mark? It's much more likely that the two question marks stand for two digits (15), like the three question marks in your example from Finland stand for three digits (102).
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Old June 12th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #34070
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I don't know whether you guys foloow the UEFA Euro.
I watched England - Russia yesterday, together with a Lithuanian family, a German, a Norwegian and another Dutch. It was quite international
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Old June 12th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #34071
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Old June 12th, 2016, 10:52 PM   #34072
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Old June 12th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #34073
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What? Who says that the correct answer is only one question mark? It's much more likely that the two question marks stand for two digits (15), like the three question marks in your example from Finland stand for three digits (102).
Back to school. Symbols and digits behave differently. If there is no operator between symbols then multiplication applies.
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Old June 13th, 2016, 12:58 AM   #34074
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Back to school. Symbols and digits behave differently. If there is no operator between symbols then multiplication applies.
What? What?? What???

You think those question marks are multiplying each other? They aren't any kind of symbols, they're simple question marks. There could be one, or there could be ten of them.

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Old June 13th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #34075
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What? What?? What???

You think those question marks are multiplying each other? They aren't any kind of symbols, they're simple question marks. There could be one, or there could be ten of them.
Mathematically two symbols/letters adjacent to eachother (no spaces) mean multiplication. 33 - ab + 2 for example is 33 - a x b + 2


In a picture-puzzle-thingy obviously meant to make you fail in some regard (2 horseshoes to 1 horseshoe, 2 boots to 1 boot) it's not really weird for someone to assume that the ?? means ? x ?, with '?' being the original answer.
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Old June 13th, 2016, 02:40 AM   #34076
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I've never seen question marks multiply each other (especially without '×'), and again: I don't see why the answer would be '?'. The answer is obviously '??'.
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Old June 13th, 2016, 03:43 AM   #34077
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Funny (or not), the referee of this match will be french...
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Old June 13th, 2016, 03:41 PM   #34078
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Old June 14th, 2016, 01:29 AM   #34079
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Mathematically two symbols/letters adjacent to eachother (no spaces) mean multiplication. 33 - ab + 2 for example is 33 - a x b + 2


In a picture-puzzle-thingy obviously meant to make you fail in some regard (2 horseshoes to 1 horseshoe, 2 boots to 1 boot) it's not really weird for someone to assume that the ?? means ? x ?, with '?' being the original answer.
this kind of insanity is why you need to use Polish notation instead
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Old June 15th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #34080
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Now this is some practical simulation - why there are sudden traffic jams?
http://www.traffic-simulation.de/
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