People Are Arguing Over This Math Problem

Remember PEMDAS?

Here’s a seemingly simple math problem that’s getting different answers from people on the internet.

Ready?

Here it is.

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Looks simple, doesn’t it?

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Give it a try.

You might think that 3 – 3 = 0, then multiplied by 6 is 0. Adding 2 means you get 2, right?

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Nope.

Remember the basic principle in operations?

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It’s called PEMDAS

Do equations within parentheses first, followed by exponents, then multiplication, division, addition, and then subtraction.

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Try it again.

Take this hint below.

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Ready with your answer?

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Now do the rest of the equation: 3 – 18 + 2.

This gives us -13. Did you get it?

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