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!

Can you solve it?

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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 u: 61

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

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