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There's an interesting 'thing' going round on twitter
27 plus 48 is 75
But what's your thought process to get to the answer
Post your answer below (before you read everyone else's)
It's interesting how people process this differently
27 plus 48 is 75
But what's your thought process to get to the answer
Post your answer below (before you read everyone else's)
It's interesting how people process this differently
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For me it's
40+20 = 60
7+8 = 15
60+15 = 75“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!0 
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40+20 = 60
7+8 = 15
60+15 = 750 
TailWindHome wrote:For me it's
40+20 = 60
7+8 = 15
60+15 = 75
This originally but it may have been because I saw your answer before thinking about it. I went back to it and did 27 + 50 then took off 2.0 
TailWindHome wrote:For me it's
40+20 = 60
7+8 = 15
60+15 = 75
I find the way these things are done by children these days strange. Different methods, but the same results.The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
I am not sure. You have no chance.Veronese68 wrote:PB is the most sensible person on here.0 
48 + 2 = 50
272 =25
25+50 = 75...
or am I missing something obvious here0 
awavey wrote:or am I missing something obvious here
There's no trick and nothing you're missing.
It's just interesting that people have different thought processes to get the same answer.“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!0 
Which buttons to press on the calculator.
Well, no. Did anyone else learn to use those 'calculating machines' where you turned a handle round numbers of times for multiplication? In a maths lesson, before we were allowed to have the fun of using them, we had to do mental calculation to get ballpark figures, because of the risk of jiggling the thing along too far and getting out by factors of something.
Anyway, Olevels done without calculators, but with log tables and slide rules (modern school children don't know what these are).
And the answer to the question... not quite sure, TBH  I think a sort of mixture, dumping the smaller number on top of the bigger one. Calculating VAT at 17.5% in one's head was always fun.0 
As you posted the answer up, I'm not entirely sure how I would have done it, but I think I would have thought as follows.
Seven and eight is fifteen, carry the ten; two and four is six and one is seven: seventyfive.
Be interesting to try it with two threedigit numbers.1985 Mercian King of Mercia  work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
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TailWindHome wrote:awavey wrote:or am I missing something obvious here
There's no trick and nothing you're missing.
It's just interesting that people have different thought processes to get the same answer.
some have very complicated thought processes by the looks of it0 
awavey wrote:TailWindHome wrote:awavey wrote:or am I missing something obvious here
There's no trick and nothing you're missing.
It's just interesting that people have different thought processes to get the same answer.
some have very complicated thought processes by the looks of itThe above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
I am not sure. You have no chance.Veronese68 wrote:PB is the most sensible person on here.0 
This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...Ben
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rjsterry wrote:As you posted the answer up
Yeah. I gave the answer as I wanted it to be clear it wasn't a 'trick question' but should have left that out as it maybe skews your natural thought process.“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!0 
Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
Must be a Civil Engineer thing as I did similar but added on 50 and took off 2.0 
50 plus 27 minus 2[Castle Donington Ladies FC  going up in '22]0

48 is two under 50 and 27 is two over 15 so cancel each other out  25+50.
Weird i know. I tend to see the differences between round numbers.0 
I did...
7+48 = 55
55+20 =75
Not sure why but I always seem to do things that way, get the smaller number to a round and then the rest is easy.0 
Pross wrote:Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
Must be a Civil Engineer thing as I did similar but added on 50 and took off 2.
Must be!Ben
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Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
My two primary school age children have been taught "number bonds"  memorising pairs of numbers that sum to each of the integers from 2 to 20, in much the same way as times tables. Possibly you have memorised that 27 + 48 = 75 through repetition, without realising it.1985 Mercian King of Mercia  work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
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rjsterry wrote:Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
My two primary school age children have been taught "number bonds"  memorising pairs of numbers that sum to each of the integers from 2 to 20, in much the same way as times tables. Possibly you have memorised that 27 + 48 = 75 through repetition, without realising it.
It's highly likely. I can't remember to buy milk, but remember various numbers without any issue.Ben
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rjsterry wrote:Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
My two primary school age children have been taught "number bonds"  memorising pairs of numbers that sum to each of the integers from 2 to 20, in much the same way as times tables. Possibly you have memorised that 27 + 48 = 75 through repetition, without realising it.
This is certainly how I see it.
I end up half visualising them as shapes that tessellate. 2s match with 8s, 7s with 3s etc.0 
As per some of the first posters:
20+40=60
8+7=15
60+15=75
Columnar addition in my head I suppose.0 
Rick Chasey wrote:rjsterry wrote:Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
My two primary school age children have been taught "number bonds"  memorising pairs of numbers that sum to each of the integers from 2 to 20, in much the same way as times tables. Possibly you have memorised that 27 + 48 = 75 through repetition, without realising it.
This is certainly how I see it.
I end up half visualising them as shapes that tessellate. 2s match with 8s, 7s with 3s etc.
This is the driver for how I said I would help someone figure it out. I certainly do this for larger numbers, but as rjsterry suggested... I work with numbers every day  down to mm and 3dp  so I think I simply memorise certain sums, subtractions and multiplications.
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I round up 48 to 50,
50+27=77
772 (the rounding difference).
Not very elegant.0 
Ben6899 wrote:rjsterry wrote:Ben6899 wrote:This is interesting. I just thought "75" and not sure how I got there!
If I had to help someone figure it out I would probably tell them to work out 30+48 and then knock off the three difference between 27 and 30. Or similar with 27+50...
My two primary school age children have been taught "number bonds"  memorising pairs of numbers that sum to each of the integers from 2 to 20, in much the same way as times tables. Possibly you have memorised that 27 + 48 = 75 through repetition, without realising it.
It's highly likely. I can't remember to buy milk, but remember various numbers without any issue.
Repetition, innit. Darts players are very good at adding doubles and triples of 120, and subtracting these from 501.1985 Mercian King of Mercia  work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
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Ever so slightly different order.
Upon looking immediately the first thing my brain sees the 7 and 8 and knows that's 15, the rest comes after that.
7+8 =15
40+20 = 60
...75
But strangely, I looked at it and immediately thought 75 and all this that followed was just a double check.0 
48+22+5.seanoconn  gruagach craic!0

Found the biggest divisor of twenty added the remainders.0