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

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. 19

5. Ans – 1

6. This was a no-brainer.

7. 9

8. 1

9. nothing hard for indians,

10. 1

11. -1

13. 1

14. "_ good_"

15. 1

17. 1

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

19. 1?

20. -1

21. I know

22. Too easy

23. I got it right