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____ would be my first guess. 
 

never mind, answer given on second page of the linked thread. Please take the link down to have some more fun on this thread. 

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114

Assuming the last trailer isn’t also missing the kitchen sink, toilet etc….  

PS- I’m terrible at math…… (5+14x6=114)

revised answer:  14x6=84 + 5 = 89

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1 hour ago, ChrisMI said:

____ would be my first guess. 
 

never mind, answer given on second page of the linked thread. Please take the link down to have some more fun on this thread. 

That answer has been on FG forums for a while and folks are still coming up with different answers!

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2 hours ago, LongStride said:

missing window on door).

Good catch, though I don't know if it's irrelevant to the math. I don't think anyone has noticed, before.

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2 hours ago, routlaw said:

210

3 Ollies = 90 for 30 each

3 windows = 18 for 6 each

5 wheels = 25 for 5 each

so 5 + 25 = 30 X 6 = 210

No, You have to consider the trailer in the final row as being an equation inside parentheses.

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I see two potential answers, depending on how you want to interpret it. 

First, at face value, trailer = 30, tire = 5, window = 6, so the answer would be 5 + 30 x 6 = 185.  Probably not the right answer.  

Second, since the top and bottom row trailers are drawn differently, you'd consider the window and tire values separate from the base trailer.  So to get the base trailer value, subtract 4 tires (20) and one window (6) from 30 = 4.  That gives a value for the bottom trailer of 14, since there's only two tires and no window ( 4 + 10 + 0 ).  The final answer would be 5 + 14 x 6 = 89.  

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45 minutes ago, ScubaRx said:

No, You have to consider the trailer in the final row as being an equation inside parentheses.

Why, I don't see any parentheses. Granted I'm not a mathematician. This is an assumption I don't understand.

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13 minutes ago, routlaw said:

Why, I don't see any parentheses. Granted I'm not a mathematician. This is an assumption I don't understand.

Doesn't matter if you do or not - (4 x 6) + (10 x 6) = 14 x 6, if I understand what Steve is saying.  

The 'trick', I think, is that the bottom trailer is drawn slightly differently, telling you to break out the components from the start.  So the bottom trailer isn't the same 30 points as the top ones.

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2 minutes ago, routlaw said:

If that's the case then as someone else said the answer would 174 then.

As my jr. high math teacher would say, show your work or it doesn't count.  😜

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The answer is 89 because of the subtle little details of the Ollie in the last equation and also because of standard math rules.   From the first equation, a complete Ollie Elite II is equal to 30.  From the second equation a single wheel equals 5.  And from the third equation a window equals 6.   The Ollie in the last equation is missing the window on the door (so subtract 6 for that) and only has 2 wheels showing, not 4 (look really closely).   So that means the Ollie in the last equation is 30-6-10=14.   Then you have to follow the established math rules for how you sequence the equation.  The memory trick is PEMDAS.  Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.   Meaning you do any operations in parentheses first, then any exponents, then multiplication, then division, then addition and subtraction.   So the final equation (doing multiplication first per the PEMDAS rules) is the de-featured Ollie trailer of 14 x 6 for the window which equals 84, then add the 5 for the single wheel in the equation which gives 89.    

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20 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

The Oliver in the equation is missing one of the windows.  That must be a factor in the final answer.  Mathematicians unite!  Mike

AND....two tires and their shadow.

 

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1 hour ago, bugeyedriver said:

15.257 X square root of 13 divided by 12 + .75

 

5.334157984146174

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