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Seize Your Chance To Win 2,000 Sapphires!

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Unknown_Ranger
21 May, 2017, 5:05 AM UTC
i correct myself the answer is 280 because you always multiply before addition hence 30+(50X5)=280
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crossieaintworth
21 May, 2017, 5:12 AM UTC
650
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qwest50
21 May, 2017, 6:04 AM UTC

280


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newbie4
21 May, 2017, 6:25 AM UTC
400
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lasher0007
21 May, 2017, 6:46 AM UTC

I strongly believe that the right answer is 400.


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tromhild
21 May, 2017, 7:16 AM UTC
280
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KingRed
21 May, 2017, 7:20 AM UTC
430
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Cranky
21 May, 2017, 7:27 AM UTC
280
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brn31
21 May, 2017, 7:36 AM UTC
I'd say 30+50x5=280
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vinuyashav
21 May, 2017, 7:41 AM UTC
400
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evabzdyk
21 May, 2017, 7:54 AM UTC
400
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Dragonblood
21 May, 2017, 8:34 AM UTC
400 is the solution.
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ThatBloke
21 May, 2017, 8:57 AM UTC

You're cheating again.


- Not explaining if a single axe would be considered a different symbol from double axe, or half the value. Any interpretion is possible.


- Systematically putting a multiplication at the end of the line, so nobody can know if you're intending to multiply first (as in maths) or adding first (as if the calculation should be made in order, two operands at a time).


This way, you can reward whoever you want by just picking either solution you want, not even knowing in advance which one it should be.


That's just dishonest.


If you're calculating on the go, then you get (30 + 50) x 5 = 400


But if you're caculating the normal way (but maybe not yours), then 30 + (50 x 5) = 280


I pity the fool
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Artisana
21 May, 2017, 9:00 AM UTC

x+x-x=30

x=30

y+y+x=130

2y+x=130

2y=130-x

2y=130-30

2y=100

y=100/2

y=50

y-2z-x=10

50-2z-30=10

-2z=-50+30+10

-2z=-10

2z=10

z=10/2

z=5

x+y*z=

30+50*5= 30+250

=280


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lloyd.c
21 May, 2017, 9:45 AM UTC
400
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Sioux
21 May, 2017, 10:05 AM UTC
400
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stefan.recknagel
21 May, 2017, 10:40 AM UTC
Andrew Adamson said:

Solve this puzzle for your chance to win 2,000 Sapphires!


Leave a a post with the solution below if wisdom and fortune are on your side!



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adig
21 May, 2017, 10:46 AM UTC
280
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Ripper
21 May, 2017, 11:30 AM UTC
400
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khowden1
21 May, 2017, 11:37 AM UTC
400 is the answer
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