# The Tricky Math Equation Is Not An Easy One To Solve

August 2, 2019

Beyond the four walls of a classroom, math offers many more benefits than students can imagine. Great knowledge of math is essential in our day-to-day activities.

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Math helps us in mundane things, such as knowing the right amount of ingredients to add when cooking, and what percentage to give when tipping.

Also, it helps us when planning our finances. Way beyond all these, solving math regularly boosts our logical thinking abilities.

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In light of this, we have a challenging math equation for you to get your hands on. Can you solve this math problem?

While this question seems straightforward at a glance, many tend to get it wrong as it is quite tricky. Would you be different from them?

Is the answer 3? Or 12?

If you chose 12, then you are a genius!

If you didn’t get it, let’s show you how we came about 12.

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To find the correct answer, you need to follow the right order of operations. For this question, we shall be using PEMDAS which is an acronym for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction.

Following PEMDAS, we start by solving the question in the parentheses which is 8 ÷ 4. This gives us 2. Then we multiply the answer gotten from the parentheses with the answer of the other division. 24 ÷ 4= 6

Finally, 6 x 2 equals 12!

That is how we got the right answer!

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Now, that you know the right order of operations, you can go on to tackle more math problems! Don’t forget to challenge your friends and family with this puzzle.