A simple and yet challenging mathematical puzzle has been driving people crazy after appearing on social media.
In this particular challenge, you’ll have to do some basic math while keeping a close eye on your answers and the symbols you encounter.
As you can see, your job is to figure out how much the sheep, cat, and duck weigh together. To get to the correct answer, you’ll have to help yourself with the information provided in the first three lines.
Once you’re sure you have the correct answer, check out the solution below!
The answer to this math problem is 105, meaning that all three animals weigh 105 kilograms together. If you’re not sure how we got to that number, see the breakdown of the problem below.
First of all, let’s presume that C stands for cat, D for duck, and S for sheep.
LINE 1: C + C + C = 12, meaning that 3C = 12 and C = 4. Therefore, the weight of the cat is 4 kilograms.
LINE 2: D + C = 5, therefore D + 4 = 5, meaning that D = 1. The weight of the duck is 1 kilogram.
LINE 3: S – D = 99, therefore S – 1 = 99, meaning that S = 100. The weight of the sheep is 100 kilograms.
Once you’re done with the first three lines, simply add the three weights together to get the correct answer.
LINE 4: S + C + D = 100 + 4 + 1 = 105. The answer is 105!
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