**Can you figure out the solution for this mathematics quiz – without a calculator?**

Okay, now onto the challenge itself.

In the picture below, we see a mathematics problem made for middle schoolers.

The challenge: are you able to solve it without a calculator?

Remember the order of operations. What part should you solve first?

Think about it carefully so you answer correctly!

To help you along, we’ve provided 3 solutions.

A

B

C

D

E

Below the next picture, you will find the correct answer.

**ANSWER:**

**The correct answer is A: 61.**

Why is that?

Well, first of all, we have to start by solving the multiplication, 60 x 0, which will be 0.

So this leaves us with 60 + 0 + 1 and so, it becomes quite easy to see that the correct answer is 61.

But if you forget you must always start with the multiplication, then it gets tricky!

**Did you solve the problem correctly? Congratulations to you!**