I have to admit, the first time I saw this math problem, I was not impressed. It looks easy enough, right? Once you learn the correct answer you may change your mind. Apparently, most of us have been doing it all wrong thanks to an outdated method we learned in grade school.
Most of us grew up learning the phrase “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.” For those who don’t know, this sentence in an acronym for the correct order of operations. (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction) Pretty straightforward, right?
If you got “1” like many of us, then it’s time to brush up on your math skills. Apparently, there is an update to “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” and it changes everything. Watch the video below to learn the tiny update to this old trick – it may come in handy in the future! And don’t forget to stump your math whiz friends with the equation!