Take a look at this simple-seeming math problem below. At first glance, you may think the answer is obvious, but getting it right relies on more than meets the eye. Can you solve it?

Spend a few moments trying to solve it on your own. When you think you have the answer, or if you’re totally stumped, scroll down for the final answer.

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + 1 × 0 + 1 = ?

There are no Parentheses or Exponents, but there is a pesky multiplication hiding toward the end of the equation. Eagle-eyed math whizzes may already have noticed that tackling this function first, then proceeding to work through the additions from left to right, radically alters the outcome of the puzzle. We must solve the multiplication part first. Thus:

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + (1 × 0) + 1

= 29 + 0 + 1

= 30

## Did you get it right?

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## Everyone Is Having A Hard Time Solving This Math Puzzle.

Everyone Is Having A Hard Time Solving This Math Puzzle. Can You?

Was one of your answers 40?

Then you are absolutely right!!

1 + 4 = 5

2 + 5 (+ previous result of 5) = 12

3 + 6 (+ previous result of 12) = 21

8 + 11 (+ previous result of 21) = 40

But there’s a second answer, too!

Did you guess 96? Then you’re still correct!

1 x 5 + 1 = 5

2 x 5 + 2 = 12

3 x 6 + 3 = 21

8 x 11 + 8 = 96