# Horse Algebra Question

##### Part of a series on Viral Math Problems / Math Bait.[View Related Entries]

Updated Sep 08, 2016 at 03:56PM EDT by

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

###### This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.

The Horse Algebra Question refers to a picture of an algebraic equation featuring horses, horseshoes and boots. Despite the ostensible simplicity of the equation, people have reached many different answers, sparking the picture's spread.

## Origin

On February 17th, 2016, the Facebook page for Horse.com[5] uploaded the picture. It has over 2,600 reactions as of September 7th, 2016.

On August 17th, 2016, Facebook user Nejib Tej reuploaded the picture.[1] As of September 7th, 2016, it has over 76,000 reactions and nearly 14,000 shares.

The problem grew in popularity to the point where both Mashable,[2] Daily Mail,[6] and Daily Dot[3] covered the internet's frustration with it. The Youtube channel MindYourDecisions[4] posted a video on September 7th explaining the problem.

## Recent Videos

There are no videos currently available.

## Recent Images 2 total

###### Dameon Dice

x + x + x = 30 โ 3x = 30 โ x (horse) = 10
x + 2y + 2y = 18 โ 10 + 4y = 18 โ 4y = 8 โ y (horseshoe) = 2
2y โ 2z = 2 โ 4 โ 2z = 2 โ 2z = 2 โ z (boot) = 1
z (boot) + x (horse) โข y (horseshoe) = ?? โ 1 + (10 โข 2) = 21 โ

+84