# Tricky Math Problem Is Rather Challenging, But The Answer Is So Near August 8, 2019

Today is a great day to challenge your brain with a math problem. Are you ready? Can you solve this tricky math task?

The equation is: 15 – 1 (12 ÷ 4 + 1) = ? It's not as easy as it looks, but if you have a great knowledge of maths, it'll be a walk in the park.

It is quite common for young students to battle to grasp the core of mathematics concepts. Due to this difficulty, they might face challenges at higher levels of mathematics education. ChristianChan / Shutterstock.com

However, there are easy solutions to each problem, as many as they may be. Some of the solutions include:

1. Comprehending math solutions instead of memorizing them;

2. Acquiring a competent personal tutor;

3. Regularly practicing a variety of math problems. Sinart Creative / Shutterstock.com

Now, back to our question. Have you been able to come up with an answer? If you chose 11, then you're a genius!

How did we get 11, you might ask. It's pretty simple!

The rule to apply in the above question is PEMDAS, which is an acronym for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. It gives you a clue on what order of operation to apply. This implies that you will solve the equation in the parentheses, (12 ÷ 4 + 1) = 4, first.

Afterward, you will solve the multiplication operation, which is 1 x 4, followed by the subtraction, 15 - 4 = 11.

It is alright if you didn't get the answer correctly. The most important thing is to practice consistently. That way, you can become a math genius in no time. igor kisselev / Shutterstock.com

And, if you did get it right, kudos to you! Stick around for more complicated math quizzes to come.