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9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 =? The right answer (viral problem in Japan)




What is 9 – 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 =? This problem became viral in Japan after a study that found that 60% of 20 people could get the correct answer, compared to 90% in the 1980s. I explained a common mistake and how to get the right answer using order of operations.

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28 comments

  1. It is not difficult maybe in Japan the ans=1

  2. 3/1/3 first problem.. answer is 9 … Second is 9-9+1=1

  3. 1, took my 5 seconds, come on ppl, you dont need a calculator 4 this!

  4. Why are people confused about this? This should be a math problem for 2nd grade

  5. Que trailer pseudointellectual trailer park wanna be phd arguments in 3…..2……

  6. hmm what'ss complicated about this?

  7. One third is the same as dividing 1 to 3, dummy

  8. the next problem we are solved : is how to add 1 plus 1 divided by zero??? probably its a high math for kids??