# An Interesting Math Challenge To Tackle: Can You Get The Correct Answer?

May 14, 2019 11:57 By Mambee

Most people tend to shy away from mathematics. In fact, the mere----------- mention of math puts them off as they see it as ambiguous.

However, if you open yourself to solving math, you will find out that it is exciting and you'll have lots of fun in the process. Apart from the fun, the thought process involved in tackling math problems is beneficial to our brain.

It develops logical thinking and offers you a creative way to solve problems daily.

The more you solve math problems, the more you tend to seek ways to tackle challenges. You would be surprised that realizing you have become open to challenges and braced up to address them.

All that being said, here is a tricky math problem to solve. Don't shy away from solving this problem. You'd be surprised to see that you really can!

5+7(2+1)=?

Although it looks simple, it can prove tricky if it isn't solved correctly. We won't leave you hanging, so we'll provide you with options.

a) 26

b) 36

c) 13

What was your answer, 26 or 36? Or was it 13? Alright, let's help you out.

If you picked 26, you are correct but if you didn't, here's how we arrived at 26.

In order to solve the problem correctly, you need to use the right order of operations PEMDAS, which simply means Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction.

First, you need to solve the problem in the Parentheses - that's the bracket: 2+1=3. Then, you need to bring multiply the 7×(3) you'll arrive at 21 and finally 5+21=26.

That's how we arrived at 26.

See? It was not difficult, was it? Make sure that you continue to tackle more math problems to improve your logical reasoning!

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