Okay, now onto the challenge itself.

In the picture below, we see a mathematics problem made for middle schoolers.

The challenge: are you able to solve it without a calculator?

Remember the order of operations. What part should you solve first? Think about it carefully so you answer correctly!

Can you solve it?

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## ANSWER:

The correct answer is A: 61.

Why is that?

Well, first of all, we have to start by solving the multiplication, 60 x 0, which will be 0.

So this leaves u: 61

But if you forget you must always start with multiplication, then it gets tricky!

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## Can You Get The Right Answer for this tricky math riddle?

This math seems easy but is not quite as straightforward as it looks. Ready? Steady? GO! The answer will be shown at the bottom of the article. Please do give your best try before looking at the answer.

To correctly you solve multiply and divide, and then move left to right with the remaining operations.

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Explanation:

This is number 22,

2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 22 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 2 = 40