Can You Give This Mathematical Puzzle A Try? It May Boost Your Logical Thinking To The Maximum

July 1, 2019 17:56

Who loves and wants to help solve a mathematical problem?  Here's one for you. It's can be tricky, but we're sure you can give it a go!

(12 + 4) x 5 – 4 =?

Can you solve it correctly?

Many people may not agree, but math is a very important part of life. In fact, there are many things we wouldn't be able to achieve without it.

• Math serves as the foundation for many scientific discoveries. Imagine if there were no math, there wouldn't be many of the amenities we enjoy today!

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• Math provides us with the skill to think critically.
• Solving mathematical problems also help increase children IQ.

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There are different ways in which a mathematical equation can be solved, but you need to focus and pay attention.

The question above requires following the right order of operation, which is PEMDAS. This is an acronym for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction.

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Start by solving the operation in the parentheses, which is adding 12 and 4, that gives you 16. Next, you multiply 16 by 5, which equals 80. Finally, you subtract 4 from 80, and your final answer is 76!

Did you get it?

That's great! If you didn't get it, keep trying, practice makes perfect. Math puzzles are a great way to bond with your kids! Make sure you share this problem with them!