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Can You Solve This Math Problem? The Answer May Surprise Or Depress You

Written by Carly Walker

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Some people have a natural talent for math and are great with numbers. For other people it is more of a challenge.

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This latest math question has gone viral, because it is confusing people everywhere. According to Daily Mail, this particular equation became an overnight sensation in Japan when a study revealed that only 60 percent of people in their 20’s were able to get the correct answer.

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This statistic might be depressing to you because the percentage has plummeted from what is was before. In the 1980s, various studies found that 90 percent of people in their 20s were able to solve this daunting math problem correctly.

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The question is as follows: 9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ? The equation seems rather straightforward, but there is a major mistake that people are making that is not giving them the correct answer.

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This statistic might be depressing to you because the percentage has plummeted from what is was before. In the 1980s, various studies found that 90 percent of people in their 20s were able to solve this daunting math problem correctly.

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The question is as follows: 9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ? The equation seems rather straightforward, but there is a major mistake that people are making that is not giving them the correct answer.

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Click ‘NEXT PAGE’ to watch a video on how to break down this math equation, and solve it. Comment to let us know what you think about this video, and make sure to SHARE this post with all of your friends on Facebook

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