Even the most basic math problems can prove to be a bit tricky! That definitely holds true with this seemingly simple problem – despite its easy appearance, a majority of adults can’t get it correct on the first try.
Have you got your own answer?
Here is the right answer!
Divide 3 by 1/3, which gives you 9. Then move onto the subtraction portion of the problem – subtract 9 from 9, which then gives you 0. Finally, add 1 and your total sum is 1.
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Wrap your head around this math problem: 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 x 7 – 7 = ?
Can you come up with the answer? If you can’t, maybe the elementary student in your life can help.
Think you solved it? The answer is below.
It’s basic math at its finest. You might think the answer is 56, but you have to follow the order of operations, which I was taught is PEDMAS and means you need to do the following operations in this order: parenthesis, exponents, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction.
Following those rules, you must divide and multiply first, making the equation look like this:
7 + 1 + 49 – 7 = ?
Keep on going and 7 + 1 + 49 – 7 = ?
becomes 7 + 1 + 49 – 7 = 50.
Were you stumped?