Can you solve this viral math problem?


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The internet is obsessed with solving this math problem.

Can you figure out the answer?

The math problem was first shared by Twitter user @pjmdolI

But people kept getting different answers…

Mike Breen, the public awareness officer for the American Mathematical Society, told Popular Mechanics: “The way it’s written, it’s ambiguous. In math, a lot of times there are ambiguities. Mathematicians try to make rules as precise as possible.”

Here’s the correct way to solve the problem:

The confusion is caused by the difference between modern and historic interpretations of the order of operations.

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