Horse Algebra Question

Horse Algebra Question

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

Added Sep 07, 2016 at 03:16PM EDT by Adam.

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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.


On February 17th, 2016, the Facebook page for[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.

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Dameon Dice
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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 โœ“


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