In the third equation there are two fries in each place after the +. So those would have to be one each. Also, the last equation has a x, not a +, before the cup. So I think the answer is 60.

I feel like I needed a victory. This week (and weekend) has me feeling like a complete loser, moron. Impostor Syndrome and a weekend full of insanely scheduled minute-to-minute BS has me feeling like shit. This genius thing makes me feel slightly relieved that I can at least still do algebra. ðŸ˜‰

I know it’s good to have stories published. There’s another one coming out sometime soon, too, but I am starting to feel like short stories are not enough. My dream has always been to be a writer, and by that I mean — live off of my writing. The most I’ve ever been paid for a short story is $10 (for that second-person story that you read). I have a couple of novels written that I want to revise and try to get published. Since I’m working on my Shakespeare book, I worry I’ll never get to them. But the truth is, I know I’ll never be a famous Shakespearean (not that there’s money in that!), but I sure wish I could be a famous (money-making) novelist.

It’s not all about money, obviously. But until/unless I were to make money off of my writing, I’m not sure I’m ever going to feel like I’m truly being validated for the work.

The convention is that multiplication takes precedence over addition, so I think the answer is 5 + (1 x 10) = 15.
(NB I totally missed that there were 4 packs of fries until I read the comments above.)

Drink = 10

Hamburger = 5

Fries =2

10+5+2=17

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In the third equation there are two fries in each place after the +. So those would have to be one each. Also, the last equation has a x, not a +, before the cup. So I think the answer is 60.

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My attention to detail, as usual, is my weakest side. ðŸ™‚ Great catch on the x sign!

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I feel like I needed a victory. This week (and weekend) has me feeling like a complete loser, moron. Impostor Syndrome and a weekend full of insanely scheduled minute-to-minute BS has me feeling like shit. This genius thing makes me feel slightly relieved that I can at least still do algebra. ðŸ˜‰

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Or… maybe not algebra, but at least some math.

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But you story has been published. They have been coming out one after another recently. That’s a major victory.

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I know it’s good to have stories published. There’s another one coming out sometime soon, too, but I am starting to feel like short stories are not enough. My dream has always been to be a writer, and by that I mean — live off of my writing. The most I’ve ever been paid for a short story is $10 (for that second-person story that you read). I have a couple of novels written that I want to revise and try to get published. Since I’m working on my Shakespeare book, I worry I’ll never get to them. But the truth is, I know I’ll never be a famous Shakespearean (not that there’s money in that!), but I sure wish I could be a famous (money-making) novelist.

It’s not all about money, obviously. But until/unless I were to make money off of my writing, I’m not sure I’m ever going to feel like I’m truly being validated for the work.

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Ack! I should know better than to comment before having coffee. It should say “The most I’ve ever BEEN paid… $10.”

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Oh god. It does say that. Okay – I give up. Coffee now!!!

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I think it has to be 60.

If 3 cups = 30, then the cups have to be 10 each.

If cups are 10, and adding two burgers = 20, then the burgers have to be 5.

If a burger is 5, and you add 4 fries to equal 9, then fries have to be 1 each.

So 5+1 x 10=60.

I nearly missed the “multiply” sign before the cup on the last one, but caught it just as I was double checking what I’d written.

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Fie’s right, and I should put on my reading glasses before taking visual tests on my screen this late at night!

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You’re forgetting order of operations on the last line. 5 + 1 * 10 = 5 + (1 * 10) = 50

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The convention is that multiplication takes precedence over addition, so I think the answer is 5 + (1 x 10) = 15.

(NB I totally missed that there were 4 packs of fries until I read the comments above.)

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Isn’t it 70? (5+2) x 10? There are parentheses missing here

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Kola = 10

Burger = 5

Chips = 2

5 + 2 * 10 = 25

If they offer another answer, they are the ones mistaken. ðŸ™‚

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Ok, I missed that the third equation has 4 fries, not two.

So each chips = 1.

5 + 1*10 = 15

The Final Answer = 15.

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Yes, it’s got to be 15. I wasn’t that mistaken, it seems like. 15, 16, it’s all the same. ðŸ™‚

Details are not my passion. ðŸ™‚

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As I was lying down to go to bed I realized I screwed up the order of operations, but was too lazy to get up and fix it. But yes it should be 15.

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