KEY CODED EQUATION

1. 5;
2. 5;
3. 1;
4. 5;
5. 2;
6. 2;

95 D 19 R 11 S 28 A 17
= 95 ÷ 19 × 11 – 28 + 17 = 5 × 11 – 28 + 17 = 55 – 28 + 17 = 44
After decoding, we get
18 ÷ 3 × 9 – 8 + 6 = 6 × 9 – 8 + 6 = 52
27 + 81 ÷ 9 – 8 × 2 = 20
12 – 12 × 28 ÷ 7 + 15 = 12 – 12 × 4 + 15 = 12 – 48 + 15 = –21
24 ÷ 12 – 18 + 9 = 24 × 12 + 18 9 = 288 + 2 = 290
16 $ 4 @ 5 # 72 * 8 = 16 + 4 × 5 - 72 ÷ 8 = 16 + 20 – 9 = 27

7. 5;
=

[{(217 ÷ 310) − (190 − 114)}÷ 190]×100 + 50

⎡⎛ 217
⎞ 100 ⎤
= ⎢⎜ 310 − 76 ⎟ × 190 ⎥ + 50

⎣⎝

8. 3;

The above equation is enough to conclude that the result will be around 10. Hence reject all 1), 2), 3) and 4).
14 ÷ 2 × 7 - 25 + 1 = 25

1
The decodified statement is 6 + 3 – 2 × 2 ÷ 5 = 8 .
5
10. 3; 18 × 12 ÷ 4 + 5 – 6 = 53
11. 2; 14 ÷ 3 + 11 × 3 – 101

9. 1;

14
14 + 99 − 303
=
+ 33 − 101 =
3 ] − 100 ÷ 50
3
[÷{(217 × 310) + (190 + 114)}×190
113 − 303 −190
=
=
= −63.3
3
3
12. 3; 25 # 5 $ 3 * 4 @ 6
= 25 – 5 + 3 × 4 ÷ 6
= 25 – 5 + 2 = 27 – 5 = 22
13. 4; 52 – 4 × 5 + 8 ÷ 2 = 52 – 20 + 4 = 36
14. 5; 72 ÷ 9 + 45 × 5 – 42 × 6 = 8 + 225 – 252 = – 19
Note: 72 + 9 means 72 ÷ 9 as ‘÷’ is written ‘+’.
15. 3; After changing the signs
8 × 7 + 30 ÷ 15 – 10 = 56 + 2 – 10 = 48
16. 5; After decoding we get,
120 ÷ 15 × 5 + 16 – 22 = 8 × 5 + 16 – 22 = 40 + 16 – 22 = 34
17. 4; After decoding we have
800 ÷ 20 × 4 + 40 – 10 = 160 + 40 – 10 = 190
18. 5; After decoding we get,
180 ÷ 15 – 11 + 8 × 10 = 12 – 11 + 80 = 81
19. 4; After decoding we get,
66 ÷ 3 × 11 – 12 = 242 – 12 = 230
20. 5; After decoding we get,
154 ÷ 14 – 7 × 3 + 25 = 11 – 21 + 25 = 15

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