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# This math problem for children has many grown-ups confused

This math problem looks like any regular puzzle, but you’ll soon realize it is anything but ordinary.

Here is the problem creating so much fuss online because it has 2 answer . Can you solve it?

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Here is the solution:

Since 2 + 2 is inside parentheses – it becomes 4. That part is easy. But what does the rest of the equation result on?

Will it be 8 ÷ (2 × 4) = 1, or (8 ÷ 2) x 4 = 16? It can be interpreted in two different ways – and with the little information we have, it is impossible to determine which way is the only correct one

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## Not Everyone Can Solve This Simple Math Problem From the 1950s

A divisive math problem has gone viral because netizens simply cannot agree on the correct answer. The equation hails from the 1950s and is baffling many people for a fascinating reason: it appears that over the years, the “rules” for how to solve it has changed.

The math problem is this:

9 – 9 ÷ 9 + 9 – 9 ÷ 9 = ?

Can you work it out? Give it a try, and once you think you have the right answer, scroll down to see what all the controversy is about and what the correct answer is.

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