A simple and yet tricky mathematical problem has been making rounds on the internet after leaving internet users confused.
Whether you deal with math every day or not, the puzzle in question will put your skills to the test. Check out the equation below and let us know if you can solve it!
Though the math problem may look easy, look twice before giving your final answer because the equation is designed to trick people into making mistakes.
If you’re ready for the big reveal, scroll down and check out the solution!
The answer to this math problem is EIGHT. Whichever order of operations you follow, the answer will always be the same – 8.
If this is not the answer you came up with, check out the picture above again before taking a look at the breakdown of the problem below.
As you can see, it is important to put addition and subtraction on hold until you are done with multiplication and division because the latter two have higher priority.
Since multiplication and division always have the same priority, simply start solving the equation from left to right by finishing the multiplication (7 x 0 = 0) and division (7 ÷ 7 = 1) first.
After you’re left with just subtraction and addition, simply solve the problem by subtracting 0 from 7 and adding 1 (7 – 0 + 1 = 8).
Did you manage to solve this equation on your own? How long did it take you?
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