Puzzles & Quizzes

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

See if you can solve this equation:

6÷2(1+2) = ?

A popular answer is 1, 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.

Here's the Answer

The answer to this order-of-operations math problem is 9. To learn how to arrive at this answer, watch the video above.

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Written by Curiosity Staff September 15, 2016

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