Today’s challenge is all about going back to the basics and recalling age-old math lessons from school.
Whether you hated the subject or not, one thing is for sure. Mathematics rules the world and no matter how much we may deny that fact, the reality stands true in front of all of us.
This tricky math sum helps to boost that brain in more ways than one. Not only are you using your memory cells to recall, you’re also using those logical skills to place the rules into place and then go about solving to sheer perfection.
Remember, it’s all about the order of operations and if you remember the rules, you’ll definitely be on your way to solving success.
Before we get into the challenge itself, we have an important question for you. When was the last time you actually sat down and solved a puzzle that entailed being knowledgeable? Remember, it’s the order of operations that really counts in the end. And if you’re like the majority of viewers reading this article, we’re pretty sure your answer would revolve around the terms, ‘many years ago.’
We’re pretty sure you’re wondering why all of this matters now right? Well, in the world of maths, rules, and systems of operations can never be forgotten. Yes, no matter how old you may truly be, you need to be at the tip of your toes when it comes to remembering the past.
The math challenge
We all deal with numbers in our everyday lives. Therefore, it’s impossible to think that you can live without math. Remember, life isn’t about settling down with the simplest of additions and subtractions. It goes well beyond just that.
Hence, we’re asking you to push yourselves with this tricky puzzle shown below. Let us know in the comments section what answer you came up with!
The correct solution
If your answer is 16, then you certainly deserve a pat on that back. All you needed to do was follow the PEMDAS rule for order of operations. Did you manage to get it correct on your first attempt or not?