 # The Shoe, Man, Sunglasses, and Boxing Gloves Puzzle

To solve this math problem; first at all you need to figure out the value of each individual item to then work out the correct answer to the puzzle at the end. Key to solve this problem is to pay attention to each image and to be familiar with BODMAS rules.

BODMAS is an acronym and it stands for Bracket, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. In certain countries, PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction) is the synonym of BODMAS. It explains the correct order of operations to solve a mathematical problem.

B: Brackets first
O: Orders (i.e. Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM: Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)

Divide and Multiply rank equally (and go left to right).
Add and Subtract rank equally (and go left to right)

THE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM:

1. Shoes + Shoes + Shoes = 60

The addition of three pairs of shoes is 60.
The value of one pair of shoes is 20.

2. Shoes + Man + Man = 30.

You already know that a pair of shoes is worth 20.
Then the value of each man is 5.

3. Sunglasses + Man + Sunglasses = 9.

We already know the value of a man is 5.
Then the two sunglasses are worth 4.
Each sunglass is worth 2.

4. Shoes + Boxing gloves + Sunglasses = 42

The pair of shoes is worth 20
The pair of sunglasses is worth 2.
Then the value of one glove is 20.

5. Shoes + Man × Sunglasses = ?

Now the fun part of the equation is to figure out the final answer to this problem. Well, it’s not that straight forward because to find the correct answer you need to pay extra attention to the details. Note that the man is wearing a pair of glasses, boxing gloves and shoes. To get to the correct answer you also need to take into consideration the value of all the items given in the problem.

Man = 5
Sunglasses = 2
Boxing glove = 20 each
Shoes = 20, a single shoe = 10

The total value of the man wearing all the items
A man + a pair sunglasses + two gloves [one in each hand] + a pair of shoes
5 + 2 + 40 + 20 = 67

Shoes + Man × Sunglasses = 10 + 67 x 2

To work out the final result; you need to apply the BODMAS rules.
The multiplication part of the equation needs to be done first. 67 x 2 = 134.
Then add the value of the single shoe which is worth 10.
= 134 + 10
= 144

SUMMARY:

Shoes + Shoes + Shoes = 60
Shoes + Man + Man = 30
Sunglasses + Man + Sunglasses = 9
Shoes + Boxing gloves + Sunglasses = 42
Shoes + Man × Sunglasses = 144

10 + (5+2+20+20+10+10)*2 = 144

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