# It Seems Simple At First, But Many People Couldn't Solve This Tricky Math Problem. Will You Give It A Shot?

Family & Kids

April 22, 2019 13:06 By Mambee

The majority of us weren’t huge fans of math class back in high school. Nowadays, for most of our math work, we employ the use of calculators, but today we have a task for you that doesn’t require the use of calculators. Promise not to cheat!

Here is a simple but tricky math question.

1+1+1-1 x 2-0 = ?

Do you think you can get this?

For those who are hesitant to try this problem, let us intimate you on the benefits of math in our daily lives. Research shows that children who are conversant with solving math problems can make informed decisions better than others.

Also, excellent math skills help with your finances and time management.

Now, that you know math would help make your daily life easier, are you inspired to give that question a try?

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To get this equation right, it is essential that you follow the right order of operation. For this question, we would employ the use of PEMDAS to get to our final answer.

PEMDAS is an acronym for Parentheses, Exponential, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction.

Since there are no parentheses nor exponentials, we begin with multiplication. 1 x 2 = 2.

Since there is no division, we go straight to the addition which is 1+1+1 = 3.

To get your final answer, you subtract 2 from 3, and this gives 1.