Monday, 29 February 2016

BODMAS puzzles - what's the fuss?

There's a phase going round Facebook where unsolvable, convoluted maths problems are doing the rounds: The question starts: "93% give the wrong answer, only a genius can solve this."  And there's usually a picture of Albert Einstein. And then there's a maths question  - they vary in length but have the same general shape: single-digit numbers separated by various maths functions.

3×4+1-3+4 = ?

You don't have to be a genius, you just need to understand the rules of maths grammar.

And, since this has been shared on Facebook, you'll also gave to explain clearly why your answer is correct in the face increasing ire.

All the best with that.