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Can You Solve This Math Puzzle? How old is my brother?

We’ve got a tricky brainteaser for you that only an elite group of people have managed to pass on the first try! We have to admit that this one left us scratching our heads for quite some time, so why don’t you give it a try?

Can You Solve This Math Puzzle? How old is my brother

How old is my brother?

This puzzle might be trickier than you think so pay close attention to the statement. Do you know the answer already? We have the solution for you below but try it on your own first!
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Let`s check out the solution together.

the answer is 18 years old

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Only few people can solve this math problem without using a calculator

Solve the equation in your head

Here we have a simple math equation, it is important, however, to keep track of the order of operations you learned in school. It’s crucial to complete the task. Below you can see the problem.

At the top of the picture we see the task and then three possible answers.

Which solution do you think is the correct one?

Are you smart enough to solve it?

To make it a little easier, we thought it was only fair to give you a few options – so you have A, B, or C.

5+7(2+1)=?

To get the right answer, one has to remember the order in which they should solve things.

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Time for the answer

The first thing to do is to figure out the solution to the problem inside the parenthesis.

2 + 1 = 3

Then you have to do the multiplication. In this case, the number before the parenthesis, multiplied by the result of the problem inside it.

7 x 3 = 21

Now the rest becomes very easy.

5 + 21= 26

The answer is: 26, option B

Did you get it right? Congratulations!

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