This Order Of Operations Math Problem Could Leave You Guessing

If you think you know your order of operations (remember algebra class?) now's the time to put that to the test. Here's the problem: 6÷2(1+2) = ? A popular answer is one, but that answer is incorrect. Watch the video below to find out how this problem is solved, or scroll down to get the answer.

What is 6÷2(1+2) = ?

It's not 1.


The answer to this order of operations math problem is nine. To learn how to arrive at this answer, watch the video above.

9-3÷1/3+1= ?

Test yourself with another order of operations problem.

Written by Curiosity Staff September 15, 2016

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