Yes, the word mathematics is just a synonym to ‘a headache’ for many, but it shouldn’t be a problem to solve a simple equation right? While it’s a piece of cake for all you math geniuses out there, the rest of the world seems to get tricked by this one.
The thing is, only one answer is correct here
Although you may hear some divided opinions and explanations, the rules are simple and straightforward if you know them. Are you up for the challenge? Take a deep breath…
6 ÷ 2(1+2) =?
Most who tried, say that the solution is either 9 or 1, depending on how they approached the equation. Then there are those who went with 0, 3, and 6, which are far from correct. What did you get?
A YouTube channel created by Presh Talwalkar called MindYourDecisions has made a video about this equation, and in it, you can hear the explanation as to why people get stuck between the two options that can be used in solving it.
One is the “old” option, which, if you have used, will yield 1. The other, “new” option will have you end up with 9 as a solution.
However, only one way is correct. Watch below and see if you got the right result.
Don’t worry if you didn’t get the right result, though. Life is complicated enough even without math. And in the end, it’s not that you’ll get to meet these equations on a daily basis, hopefully.
But whatever the case, it’s a simple matter of knowledge that everybody can acquire nowadays. Google is your best friend, right?
Did you get the correct answer? Let us know in the comments!
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