Most adults get this wrong – but I’m intrigued to see if you can solve this math test.
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.
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?
Remember the order of operations. What part should you solve first?
Think about it carefully so you answer correctly!
Below the next picture, you will find the correct answer.
Here’s the answer.
The correct answer is 208.
Multiplication comes first: 20 x 0 = 0
Then: 40 + 40 – 0 + 3 + 125 = 208.
Did you get the right answer? Did you solve it on your own?