People Are Getting Into Arguments Over The Actual Answer To This Equation! Can You Solve It?

Seriously, we’ve seen all-out “shouting” matches because of this simple math equation (“shouting” being TYPING AL IN CAPS, of course) and we thought we’d give you a chance to try out your skills. It looks easy, at first. A bunch of 1’s, how hard could it be, right? But this equation was created to fool you, and if you aren’t paying attention, you might fall into the same trap that others have gotten themselves into! Take a look at it and see if you can come up with the correct answer!8.25a16So, did you get 1 or 30? The correct answer….

Is 30!

If you didn’t get it, don’t worry, neither did a LOT of people! The simple breakdown follows the order of operations, or PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction): Do the multiplication first!

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 11 + (1 x 0) + 1

= 29 + 0 + 1

= 30

Did you get it, or did you need a little refresher? We think it was a fun little brain teaser to get us through the rest of the day! 🙂


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