**Can you solve the equation?**

Here comes today’s challenge!

The picture below shows a problem taken out of a school book, however, everyone online is tearing their hair out trying to find the solution. There’s only one rule – you can’t use calculators.

## Here’s the problem! What do you think is the answer?

Don’t stress, look closely, and try to figure out how to get the right solution.

Don’t give up. It’s not easy, if you can solve it, you are a genius!

If you can solve it, here is the answer:

Just solve the numbers inside the parenthesis first. If you got 26, then you are absolutely correct! Easy, isn’t it? Whether or not you’ve solved the equation, we are sure it made your brain juices flow!

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Are you a math genius or do you struggle with basic multiplication and division? Give this tricky quiz a go – this difficult equation might be harder than you expect!

Can you solve this difficult equation

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Not so fast! Make sure you have made the right choices in getting to your solution. Scroll down to find the answer

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What do you think the answer is? 3 or 12?

If you used the PEMDAS rule you would have to do the question in the parentheses first, which is 8 ÷ 4, which equals 2.

Then you must shift over to the left equation and do 24 ÷ 4= 6.

Then you have to multiply 6 x 2 which equals 12 and there is your answer!