**Can you solve it using mental math?**

So now I’m going to treat you to a math problem designed for school students. But it’s not that simple for those of us who graduated decades ago. It’s easy to forget the order of operations as we grow older.

Now to the brainteaser – can you figure out the answer? Try to think back on the mathematical rules!

To help you along, we’ve provided 3 solutions.

A

B

C

**ANSWER:**

We can already reveal that “C: Something else” can be discarded.

So either 24 or 154 is correct. But which one?

2 × 5 + 3 + 1 × 11

If you remember, multiplication is always done before addition. Therefore:

10 + 3 + 11

There we go!

**The solution is 24.**

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