# This Simple 5-Grade Equation Can Stump Everyone. Can You Fix This Math Problem? April 22, 2019

How often do you solve math equations? If you never have to deal with those in daily life, we recommend you to challenge yourself and try to find a solution to this math problem.

It can reveal how quick your brain works and how good your math skills are.

9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ? This equation is from the fifth-grade school program, but is it as simple as it seems?

We can do many operations with numbers: divide, add, multiply and subtract. Everything around is math: our heart beats from 60 to 100 times a minute; we split the day into hours, minutes and seconds; and consider the measurements of the body in picking clothes. VGstockstudio / Shutterstock.com

Not to mention the financial planning we have to do every month!

But some math problems are harder than the others. How does it seem to you?

Could you figure out how to fix 9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1?

Someone smart came up with a great idea of how to remember the order of operations. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, which also means PEMDAS. The abbreviation stands for parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.

Thus, we need to handle this first 3 ÷ 1/3. 3 divided by 1/3 makes 9. pathdoc / Shutterstock.com

Then we have 9 – 9 + 1 = 0 + 1 = 1

Did you get the same answer? It’s 1.

Hopefully, you enjoyed solving this math task. How long did it take you?