Simple matters of addition are usually considered child’s play. What if you arrange a couple of laughably easy equations in a specific order and then add a logical question to them? Then they can become a real puzzler.

Take a look at the math puzzle below and see what you make of it. Also, check the clock before you start. How fast can you do this?

Mull it over a few minutes and then write down your answer. Don’t cheat by scrolling down, however!

Alright, pencils down. Have you reached a solution? How fast did you get it?

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**The Solution**

Here is how we can break it down:

First of all, we need to start solving the multiplication. 60 times 0 equals 0.

Then you can continue with the rest of the equation. Now add 60 + 0 + 1.

And there you have the solution: 61

**What answer to did get? Did you pick the right one? If so, congratulations! You’ve passed today’s math test with flying colors.**

## This math quiz is made for middle schoolers – but can you break it?

Classic brain training methods are perhaps puzzles like crosswords or sudoku, but in recent times I have become more and more attracted to the type of challenge you’ll see below.

This types of puzzles have been flooding the web lately, probably because they are really fun!

These are old classic mathematical problems. When you were in middle or high school.

These tests are more fun when you find yourself trying to remember the math you learned as a child.

**Can you figure out the correct solution?**

Here is the challenge, in the picture below.

At the top of the picture we see the task and then four 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.

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

**The answer is: 26, option B**