Simple matters of addition are usually considered child’s play. What if you arrange a couple of laughably easy equations in a specific order and then add a logical question to them? Then they can become a real puzzler.

Take a look at the math puzzle below and see what you make of it. Also, check the clock before you start. How fast can you do this?

Mull it over a few minutes and then write down your answer. Don’t cheat by scrolling down, however!

Alright, pencils down. Have you reached a solution? How fast did you get it?

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**The Solution**

Here is how we can break it down:

First of all, we need to start solving the multiplication. 60 times 0 equals 0.

Then you can continue with the rest of the equation. Now add 60 + 0 + 1.

And there you have the solution: 61

What answer did get? Did you pick the right one? If so, congratulations! You’ve passed today’s math test with flying colors.