# Can you solve this tricky math problem using nothing but regular school math?

Classic brain training methods are perhaps puzzles like crosswords or sudoku, but in recent times I have become more and more attracted to the type of challenge you’ll see below.

These types of puzzles have been flooding the web lately, probably because they are really fun!

These are old classic mathematical problems. When you were in middle or high school.

These tests are more fun when you find yourself trying to remember the math you learned as a child.

Can you figure out the correct solution?

So now I’m going to treat you to a math problem designed for school students. But it’s not that simple for those of us who graduated decades ago. It’s easy to forget the order of operations as we grow older.

The question now: Can you solve this challenge?

1 + 1 + 1 – 1 x 2 – 0 =?

1 + 1 + 1 – 1 x 2 – 0 =?

A: 1

B: 4

C: 6

A

B

C

D

E

Answer:

First, we start by solving the multiplication.

1 x 2

1 x 2 = 2

It gets easy – with the right method

This is what we are left with.

1 + 1 + 1 – 2 – 0

Next step is even easier

3 – 2

Finally, the correct answer is: 1

The solution was quite easy, as you can see. However, it was vital to start by doing the multiplication first – and many people forget that.

Did you solve it correctly?