The Notorious Math Problem That’s Making Everyone Doubt Their Education


In the world, there seem to be two kinds of people: people who enjoy mathematics and people who fear it like a plague. But a third category may exist: people who make peace with mathematics.

I was never in love with mathematics, and when I was a young person in school, I was in a people’s camp that resisted it like a plague. However, as I got older, if they’re not too far above my head, I’ve learned to enjoy some math puzzles. I’m not talking about advanced trigonometry. Don’t get me wrong right now.

But a simple math problem with a solvable solution is actually a bit of fun. For instance, like the one here.

Take a look at the following math problem to see how easily you can resolve it. You should have no trouble at all if you remember some simple rules about math. We put some tips and tricks underneath the puzzle, and you can find the answer at the bottom of the list. Don’t surrender too quickly. It’s possible to do it. Oh, good luck!

You have to be able to remember certain simple math principles to solve this puzzle. Have a look at this photo, which explains PEMDAS.

Here are the basic PEMDAS values.

  1. First, do what’s in the parentheses (there’s none in this situation).
  2. Second, do the exponents (there’s none, again).
  3. Third, do any multiplication or division from left to right (-25 x 0 = 0) (whichever comes first).
  4. You have 50 + 50-0 + 2 + 2 now.
  5. Next, do the addition and subtraction, 50 + 50 = 100 from left to right.
  6. That leaves 100-0 + 2 + 2 for you.
  7. It provides you with the right response of 104.

This helpful acronym is also here to help you remember.

And now, the solution:

7(7-2×3) =?

First of all, the multiplication in the brackets needs to be resolved: 7 (7- 6)

Now, in brackets, solve the equation: 7 (1)

Finally, you can proceed with the multiplication solution: 7 x 1 = 7

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