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# Only few people can solve this math problem without using a calculator

Here we have a simple math equation, it is important, however, to keep track of the order of operations you learned in school. It’s crucial to complete the task. Below you can see the problem.

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

5+7(2+1)=?

To get the right answer, one has to remember the order in which they should solve things.

A

B

C

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= 26

The answer is: 26, option B

Did you get it right? Congratulations!