Do you think of yourself as a Mathematician? If yes, then solve this equation which has beats everyone’s brains out on social media. A mathematical equation is doing the rounds on Twitter which has left many puzzled to solve it.
An equation was shared by a KJ Cheetham on his Twitter handle. He captioned, "A maths meme that is funny rather than stupid: Solve carefully! 230 - 220 x 0.5 =?"
He also wrote the answer to the problem is 5. But didn’t mention the solution.
A maths meme that is actually funny rather than stupid:— KJ Cheetham ❄️ #FBPE 🔶 (@kj_cheetham) July 13, 2019
230 - 220 x 0.5 =
You probably won’t believe it but the answer is 5!#maths
Twitterati started their brainstorming session on this question but their answer was not matched with the correct answer that Cheetham told in his tweet.
Many of the users were not convinced with the answer as in their opinion the correct answer is 120.
Check out how Tweeple kept their thinking caps on to find the right answer:
No, it’s 120, unless it’s written (230-220) x 0.5.— David Hazel #FBPE #PeoplesVote 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@dhazel418) July 13, 2019
Multiplication has a higher priority than addition or subtraction, unless overridden by brackets
There are rules for maths and how to write and interpret. The answer It is not 5 and never will be unless parenthesis are inserted (Brackets) all spreadsheets will follow these rules and that way your pay cheque will be vaguely accurate! pic.twitter.com/IYSXoxYUf9— SWIVEL.EU #FBPE (@TimRose27916967) July 13, 2019
Remarkably, it's also 5 x 4!— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) July 14, 2019
I have seen so many of these puzzles and the resultant arguments it’s easy to assume a level of thickness ... well you got me buddy!— SWIVEL.EU #FBPE (@TimRose27916967) July 13, 2019
This joke would probably be even funnier (and harder to solve) if done in person, by shouting "5!".— Enrico Onali (@OnaliEnrico) July 13, 2019
Show me your workings, please.— David Hazel #FBPE #PeoplesVote 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@dhazel418) July 13, 2019
I say it is 230 - (220 x 0.5), which is 230 - 110 = 120
We have to follow BODMAS formula...Not mind...— Varsha Srivastava (@teakmchay) July 13, 2019
If use mind it is 5
But, if we follow the rule of Maths it's 120...
M not good in Maths ...🤗
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