Can you solve this?

Now that you know the benefits greatly from doing maths, you may be inspired to fire up your brain. Let’s start with this curious problem.

How fast do you think you can solve this equation?

Most people would either get the answers 58 or 10. Take a minute to try to solve it on your own and see if you’re with the majority, or you got something different.

The truth is, either of these answers can be correct. Because parenthesis comes first according to the order of operations, you may have followed this rule to arrive at your answer of “10”.

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90% fail to answer the above problem correctly.

Is that a true statement?

## What is the correct answer anyway?

This is a problem we posted on social media and this blog and MANY people hopped on the banterwagon!

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1 + 1 + 1 +1 +1 + 1 + 1 + 1 +1 +1 + 1 + 1 x 0 + 1

= 11 + 1 x 0 + 1

= 11 + 0 + 1

**= 12**