Tricky Math Problem To Get Your Mental Juices Flowing: How Fast Can You Solve This?

May 15, 2019

When was the last time you challenged your brain with some tough math problems? It may be time to rekindle your love of this subject by attempting this puzzle.

Why should we care about math? It's easy to tell yourself that, apart from simple additions and subtractions, one doesn't really need to use math in their day-to-day life. But this isn't so. Being a decent math-problem solver is never a bad thing.

For one thing, learning math, no matter your age, is really beneficial for your brain. Don't just assume your math-learning days are over because you're no longer in school. Doing puzzles like this can help keep your brain sharp.

Being good at math is also beneficial when it comes to finances. Dealing with money is all about numbers and as we all know, math is a subject focused on numbers. So to keep yourself from going crazy while doing your taxes or solving some accounting crisis, get comfortable with practicing math.

Understanding numbers help us understand the world better, too. You can calculate things and even make educated guesses on certain life situations. So we hope that with these points, your love for math has been renewed and you are having a great time attempting the problem above.

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Have you been able to find the answer? Will it help if it's a multiple choice question? Alright, then. Your options are;

a) 12

b) 10

c) 89

Now, how's it going? We hope you've been able to make a guess. And, if you have, then you're ready to find out if you're right.

The correct answer is 10!

How did we arrive at this? Well, while following the PEMDAS rule, we solved the parenthesis first, which then left us with 6 x 2 - 3 + 1. Then, we sorted out the multiplication and got 12 - 3 + 1. After this, we did the subtraction, which gave us 9 + 1. We made the final addition and got 10.

Was this the answer you got? Even if it wasn't, we hope you at least had fun solving the problem. Don't forget to share it and spread the fun!

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