# Triple Equation, result not mathematical

Originally posted on Arqade. This question was posted by another user on Arqade due to being a game, which is correct. However due to the lack of attention this question has garnered so far I decided to post it at the home of the puzzlers.

The issue is that the question doesn't seem to be solved mathematically, as the original poster claims the answer is not 16, when mathematically it should be 16.

3x = 24 <=> x = 8

x + y = 25 <=> y = 17

y + z = 8 <=> z = -9

x+y+z = ? = 16 • It's the HUD of the game, as you can see in this other puzzle lh6.ggpht.com/… – Oak Feb 27 '16 at 18:19
• Is it something to do with the colours(red for positive integers, grey for negative?) – ABcDexter Feb 28 '16 at 12:43
• How do we not know the shapes have been reversed and therefore the numbers as well? Its impossible to tell... – Daedric Feb 29 '16 at 6:38

## 1 Answer

The answer of 16, suggested as incorrect in the question, is the solution - I entered it into the app and it passed.