This problem is easily solved by schoolchildren – but adults can no longer. Let’s see why is it so

An interesting example, that should be thought about

In everyday life, mathematics helps to calculate change and discounts in stores. Of course, trigonometry and algebraic equations are useless for most people in life, but it never hurts to remember school math lessons!

For example, the example in the picture above is easily solved by schoolchildren. But adults are lost because they have forgotten what they were taught!

Try to solve it!

Want a hint? Remember the procedure.

So what’s your answer?

Most likely, you answered 3 or 12.

But according to the rules, the action in brackets is performed first, that is, 8 ÷ 4 = 2.

Further – from left to right: 24 ÷ 4 = 6.

And finally, 6 × 2 = 12.

Here is the correct answer for you!

Did you manage?

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