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Friday Puzzler: The solution

By Morwenna Evans Monday, May 19, 2014

Last Friday we put you to the test with this puzzling problem.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 – 4 x 4 = ???

Did you get the answer?

Read on to find out...

Explanation: For this question we need to revisit BODMAS. BODMAS means:

Brackets

Order

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

There is clearly no Brackets, Orders or Division so we can skip straight to the Multiplication

4x4 + 4x4 +4 – 4x4 = 16 + 16 +4 – 16

How we have done this we can do the addition and subtraction at the same time which gives us

16+16+4-16=20

So the answer is 20.

Categories: Trivia