# How Good Are Your Math Skills? Test Them With This Tricky Problem

There’s another math problem floating around the internet testing people’s math skills. Do you know how to solve it?

**Test Your Math Skills With This Equation**

Math isn’t for everyone. Some of us take to numbers easily, others, such as myself, prefer words. That being said, math is an important subject and knowing how to do at least some simple math is an important life skill.

Unless you went into a field that requires you to use this subject daily, however, then chances are you don’t test your math skills very often anymore. Especially now that we have an actual calculator in our pocket or bag everywhere we go, chances are you don’t even bother trying.

If it’s been a while since you put your math skills to the test, then today is your lucky day! Check out this equation that’s got some people stumped and see if you can get the right answer.

**The Answer**

Did you get it, or are you unsure?

I’ll tell you what the right answer is, then I’ll explain how you get there.

The correct answer is: 12.

**The Process**

The trick to getting this question right is using something that you may have not used since you were in grade school: BEDMAS (or PEMDAS).

This is an acronym for:

B – brackets

E – Exponents

D – Division

M – Multiplication

A – Addition

S – Subtraction

This is also known as *The Order of Operations* or the order in which you complete an equation.

In this case, we start with the bracketed portion: (8÷4) = 2

Next, we complete the other set of division: 24÷4 = 6

Lastly, we multiply 6×2 = 12.

If you forgot about bedmas, I am certain you will remember it from now on.

**Other Math Problems**

Now that you’ve got that one sorted, test your math skills further with these next few and see how you get on.

- Solve this 1950’s math problem without a calculator
- Can you solve this equation without a calculator?
- The viral math problem that has people up in arms
- If you can solve this math problem, you must be highly intelligent
- Can you solve this tricky math riddle?

Once you’ve got them all correct, be sure to send them to your friends and family for them to try.

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