This math problem from Japan has been circling the Internet lately, and sadly, many people cannot get it right. It just goes to show that we shouldn’t be so dependent on calculators for everything. With one on every cell phone, it’s no wonder that most people don’t even attempt to solve math problems with out electronic help.

If you take the time to look at the problem, you’ll see that it’s not that difficult. Can you get it right? Think back to your days in elementary school math. Did you learn about the order of operations, or PEMDAS?

If you can remember that, then you will be able to easily solve this equation. Here’s a hint: PEMDAS = 1. Parentheses, 2. Exponents, 3. Multiplication/Division, 4. Addition/Subtraction.

Go ahead and give it a go! If you get it right, you’ll get +25 points. Share with your family and friends and test their math skills.