The coronavirus pandemic came unexpectedly and since this is a novel virus and there is still no vaccine government officials decided to impose lockdowns in order to flatten the curve. This made us to stay at home, but with so much free time we have read most of the books that we never had the time to read before, watched all movies, turned to DIY projects, and still we needed some other ways of entertainment in order to kill time.
Well, if you have tried everything, we have another way how to kill time and at the same time boost the function of your brain, solving a math problem.
The challenge below is one of my favorites!
Trying to remember school math
The challenges like the one we’ll show you below are getting pretty popular online. It isn’t about some kind of impossible calculation, but about honest old school math. This is probably why it is so fun to take on these types of challenges, just trying to remember the process brings in a little nostalgia while giving you a sense of accomplishment at the same time.
Solve the problem – without a calculator
Okay, to the challenge. Below we see a picture with a math problem. Can you solve it without a calculator – what answer will you come up with?
How was it? Take your time and concentrate! Below you will see the correct answer.
Here is the solution
The answer is 104.
Why is 104 the correct answer? You might ask.
For starters, we have to calculate the multiplication, 25 x 0, which becomes 0.
Then we have the number 50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 which is 104.
So again, the answer is 104.
Did you get it right? Congratulations on that case! Now press that SHARE button and see if your friends manage to solve it!