# I need a solution for this puzzle [closed]

This is meant to be a simple puzzle

Given that:

3 - 4= -1

5 + 3= 7

2 + 6= 15

30 / 6= 20

Find: 20% of the sum for the final answer

Hint:

Order of operations

(/ = ÷) (Divide Symbol)

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• The sum of what? – Duck Aug 3 at 16:10

Not a full answer (I don't think so at least), but maybe something someone can build off of:

$$3-4=-1$$ is correct, so we move on to $$5+3$$ where the answer is $$8$$ and add the $$-1$$ to get $$7$$. Then do the same for the others, $$2+6=8$$, $$7+8=15$$, and $$30/6=5$$, $$5+15=20$$. Not sure what 'the sum' means or how to incorporate the clue.

Perhaps you are looking for

20% of the last answer (even though it’s not a sum?) but it’s a cumulative response.

We note that

3-4 = -1, then there’s a carryover effect:
5 + 3 = 8 - 1 from above = 7. Similarly
2 + 6 = 8 + 7 = 15, and
30 / 6 = 5 + 15 = 20.

Then

20% of 20 is given as
20 / 5 = 4 + 20 from above = 24.