Math Equation Dividing the Internet, No One Can Agree On An Answer

8 ÷ 2(2+2). Pretty simple math, right? WRONG. Time to dust off your TI calculator and solve the question the internet can't agree the answer 16 or 1?

By the way, I got 1 but after all the responses on social media, I'm not entirely confident of my answer. What did you get?


The answer lies in the way you go about solving it, and that depends on where in the world you learned math. If you use the PEMDAS method, the order of the equation is Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. But if you were raised on the BODMAS method, then the order is Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. 

Technically, both are the right answers!

Source: Mashable

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