Recently, a new type of challenge has appeared on the net, although the quizzes themselves are not particularly new.
It’s about good old-school mathematics.
Trying this kind of challenge is exciting and fun, especially if it was a bunch of years since you last went to school.
It’s important to really think about it and try to remember those old rules of math your teacher kept writing on the chalkboard many years ago.
In addition, you must exercise your competitive instinct as well, which is always fun.
Can you figure out the solution for this tricky math quiz – without a calculator?
Okay, now onto the challenge itself.
In the picture below, we see a mathematics problem made for middle schoolers.
The challenge: are you able to solve it without a calculator?
2 × 5 + 3 + 1 × 11
Remember the order of operations. What part should you solve first?
Think about it carefully so you answer correctly!
How was it? Take your time and concentrate! Below you will see the correct answer.
Here’s the answer.
If you remember, multiplication is always done before addition. Therefore:
10 + 3 + 11
There we go!
The solution is 24.
Did you get it right? Congratulations!