Can You Train Your Brain To Figure Out The Answer To This Tricky Math Sum?

Ah. Math. You either love it, or you hate it. But the fact remains, doing math sums, puzzles, and brain teasers are mighty good for your brain! If you are looking for a way to keep your mind sharp and to practice your logical thinking as well as problem-solving skills, doing sums like these is a very good way to do so. Instead of sitting around staring at your television, try our tricky math sum and give your brain some much-needed exercise! This particular viral math challenge has had much of the world confused and scratching their heads. Can you figure it out?

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Can you solve this tricky math sum?

Remember, just because it is a math sum, does not mean it can not be fun! That said, this challenge will be a good test of your mathematical knowledge and analytical skills. Have a look at the image below. You need to think out of the box, and, do not check the answer! Or at least, try your best not to! Ready? Let’s get those juices flowing and brains awake!

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So, looking at the math sum above, can you figure out the answer? It is actually quite simple, really. And, if you remember back to when you were in high school (or if you still are) you should notice right away what it is you are meant to do in order to solve the problem. Can you remember what that thing is? Well, all you have to do is make use of the order of operations!

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Forgotten how?

Fear not, because this little video will explain it to you if you really have forgotten. The order of operations is a rule that tells the correct sequence of steps for evaluating a math expression. We can remember the order using PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division (from left to right), Addition and Subtraction (from left to right). 

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Okay, after that quick little math refresher, do you know the answer? If not, do not worry. We thought it was tricky too! Ready for the answer?

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Drum Roll! The answer to the math sum is…36! Did you get it correct? let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to share with your friends and family. While we have you here, check out these other math problems and see how well you do!

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Ready to try another?

If solving tricky math problems are your thing, have a look at this one:

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Can’t quite figure it out? Here’s a tip: Don’t focus so much on the big number in the answer. Instead, think of it as several smaller numbers put together rather than one large one. Ready for the answer? Click here.

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Jade Small
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Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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