The beautiful thing about math is that it's cut and dry, black and white, right and wrong—well, most of the time. With problems that require in-depth knowledge of the order of operations, a seemingly simple algebra problem can become insanely frustrating. Here's an example of such a problem that was presented on YouTube by Presh Talwalkar, the host of the MindYourDecisions math channel. It goes as follows: 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 × 7 - 7 = ? Watch the video below for the solution, or read the answer by scrolling down.

Math

# Can You Solve This Order Of Operations Problem With 7s?

#### What Is 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 × 7 - 7 Equal To?

Get the solution, and learn why it's correct here.

##### Share the knowledge!

#### What is 6÷2(1+2) = ?

The additional of parentheses makes this problem even more difficult.

##### Share the knowledge!

#### Can You Solve The Viral 11x11 = 4 Puzzle?

This problem relies less on the standard rules of math, and more on creativity.

Written By

Curiosity Staff

November 15, 2016
# Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.

Our best articles a few times a week.