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# Only A Few People Can Solve This: Are You Smart Enough To Pass This Math Test?

## Many people get it wrong: Can you solve this tricky math test?

The math test below is a tricky one. It seems like everyone who’s seen it comes up with a different answer.

So take a look at the equation below and try and come up with a solution.

### 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?

How did you come up with it?

Take your time and think about it so you can find the correct solution.

3 + 3 x 3 - 3 + 3 = ?

Done? Below you can check if you picked the right number!

A

B

C

The correct answer is B: 12.

Why is 12 the correct answer?

Well, if you remember from your school days, according to the order of operations, you do multiplication before addition and subtraction, so you start by solving 3 x 3, which results in 9.

Then we are left with a simpler math problem: 3 + 9 – 3 + 3