Math

This Math Problem Went Viral In Japan

Can you solve the viral Japanese math problem? It's an order of operations problem that, supposedly, about 60% of Japanese twentysomethings can correctly solve, which is a rate down from 90% of twentysomethings in the 1980s. Here's the problem: 9-3÷1/3+1. How did you go about solving this, and what did you get as your final answer?

Written By Curiosity Staff April 17, 2016