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Bet You Can’t Crack This Puzzle Without Using A Calculator?

If you are looking for something to challenge your mathematical thinking skills, then look no further. This math puzzle will make you scratch your head before figuring out the answer. However, the real challenge is whether or not you can solve it without using a calculator. Without a calculator, solving this problem helps sharpen your intelligence as well as your wit. If you have the time to spare, allow yourself to study this math problem thoroughly. You’ll find that it’s a lot harder than you think.

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Solve This Math Puzzle

One image of a difficult math puzzle.

There are certain puzzles in everyday life that we take for granted. We may not realize that they are actually helping us in more than one way. Some people think they know exactly how to solve this math puzzle. However, they soon realize that there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Without using a calculator, try to solve this problem. You might come up with more than one answer. There is a specific method that you have to use to get the correct answer. Try not to scroll down before you can figure it out!

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The Answer!

Do you think you solved this math puzzle correctly? If you used the order of operations method, you most likely got the right answer. Since we don’t have anything in parentheses or exponents, multiplying comes next.

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First, you will want to solve the multiplied numbers, 25 x 0. Second, because there is no division, we solve for the addition going left to right, 50 + 50. This gives us a total of 100. Third, we take 100 – 0 which equals to 100. Last, we take 100 + 2 + 2 giving us the total of 104. If you followed the order of operations correctly, your answer should be 104. How well did you do without using your calculator?

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Cody Medina
Freelance Writer
Cody was born on the western slope of Colorado. In his high school career, Cody was nominated and awarded the Amazing Youth Leadership Award by the HRC for establishing one of the first Gay Straight Alliances which then inspired the creation of several other GSAs on the western slope. Cody’s interest in environmentalism stemmed from that experience as well. Cody now resides in Oregon with his partner and beloved animals. He enjoys hiking, camping, running, climbing, watching movies, writing, reading, walking his dog, driving to the ocean, and hanging out with his friends when possible.
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