## Al and CalMath brain teasers require computations to solve.Two math students, Al and Cal, each picked a number and then performed five arithmetic operations.
Al took his number and performed the following operations: (i) subtracted 3 (ii) then multiplied by 4 (iii) then added 5 (iv) then took the square root (v) then divided by 3 Cal did just the opposite of his math buddy. He took his number and did the following: (i) added 3 (ii) then divided by 4 (iii) then subtracted 5 (iv) then squared the result (v) then multiplied by 3 After performing their arithmetic, BOTH Al and Cal ended up with the same answer of 3 . Also, there were no negative results at any step along the way. Who picked the larger number, Al or Cal ? ## What Next?
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