Most people miss an important detail: Can you solve this simple math problem?

If there is one thing that everyone in the world can enjoy, it is good old brainteasers. It is a fantastic way to keep your head in shape. And it can be anything, from solving crossword puzzles and sudoku to playing board games with your grandchildren. 

Personally, I like to search for different challenges online. Thanks to the internet, there are countless ways to exercise the mind available at our fingertips.

Riddles, visual puzzles, or memory challenges – yes, the sky is the limit. With that said, I found a test so good, I wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did!

We use mathematics to a greater extent than we might think. Everyday life demands a small math calculation for almost everything we do. However, they are often simple enough.

Refresh our memory

Nevertheless, when we encounter slightly more complex problems, the math we learned back in school all those years ago might seem a bit blurry. That’s why today’s challenge is so great. It will give you a chance to refresh the skills you learned back then.

Solve the equation with mental calculation

Here is a math equation that is actually quite simple, but you must remember the order of operations to solve it. What to solve first, and what last. Time to see how much you remember.

Mental calculation problem

Below you’ll find the problem.

Do you remember how to do the calculation? If not, we’ll show you the answer after the picture below.

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Here is the correct answer

The correct answer is 1.

How do we get there?

According to the order of operations, you have to start by solving the multiplication: 1 x 2.

Then we are left with: 1 + 1 + 1 – 2 – 0. Which we can solve from left to right.

So it is 3 – 2 – 0 basically, which of course, totals in 1.

The solution is relatively easy to come up with. However, you must start by calculating the multiplication – and It’s pretty common to forget where to start from.

Did you solve it on your own? Then press that share button below and invite your friends to a fun challenge today!