Today’s Challenge: Can you solve this math problem?

It’s always fun to try your hand at a challenge. Your brain cells get a workout and you get a nice dose of endorphins by solving a puzzle on your own.

Now that it’s been a while since you last sat in school, it’s also a good way to keep your brain sharp and in good shape. It is just as important as keeping the rest of the body healthy if you want to have a long and happy life.

Regardless of whether you exercise with sudoku, crosswords, or simple math problems, it always feels like your head is a little clearer afterward.

Math is something I have not been the best at, lately. Maybe because it’s been a while since I went to school. I think it’s fun to test how much you actually remember from back then.

Solve this math problem

The math puzzle that we can see below has gone viral around the web this past week.

It is not a super-advanced calculation, but this is the kind of task you were given back in middle school.

However, it becomes quite tricky if you do not remember the exact order of operations when faced with tasks like these.

Remember the order of operations

Okay, here comes the challenge.

In the picture below, there is an equation, and three different answers to pick from.

Can you solve this math problem?

solve this math problem

It is important to remember how to calculate to get the correct answer.

Below the picture below, we’ll let you know the solution!

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Here is the correct answer

The correct answer is A: 61.

How did we get 61?

Well, first of all, we have to calculate the multiplication,  60 x 0, which becomes 0.

Then all that remains is 60 + 0 + 1. Quite easy to see that the answer is 61.

But if you forget that you must solve the multiplication first, it’s almost impossible to get the right answer!

Did you solve this math problem on your own? Congratulations to you then!

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