# Ready For Some Math Heat? This Problem Might Be Tricky, Do You Think You Can Solve It?

April 3, 2019

While in high school, math classes were probably one of the few things that made you cringe mentally. 'There comes Mr. Smith with the formulas again'.

We can’t deny the fact that a good basic knowledge of math is fundamental in life, and it is beneficial in helping us carry out day-to-day activities:

• Math is essential to balance your finances;
• It makes you a better cook;

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Basically, math helps you make sense of most areas in life.

Now that we've convinced you on the importance of math, do you think you can do a little mathematical warm up?

Don't be scared, it's not a hard one. Here's the question:

12*(53-48) - 84:7=?

Did you get it? Or are you just a little confused?

If you got it, you deserve a big thumbs up and if you didn't, don't be scared you get a thumbs up, too, because you just gave your brain a good workout.

Here's how to solve it. First off, you have to remember and follow the rule of PEMDAS, an acronym for solving equations that stands for Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

• The next step is to multiply 12 by 5, which makes 60

• You're almost done! You then move on to dividing 84 by 7, which is 12

• Lastly, you subtract 12 from 60 which is 48!

Voila, we are done. Easy right?

If you'd like to improve your math skills, here's how you can go about it:

• Don't try to memorize all the formulas. Put in an effort to understand them.

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• Practice makes perfect!  Study extra and keep practicing.

Math is incredibly helpful in your daily activities. Make sure you try to solve this problem with your friends and family.

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