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Brainteaser: Can you solve this math puzzle?

Brainteaser: Can you solve this math puzzle?
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Who doesn't love a good brainteaser? It's a fun way to challenge your brain, which is probably why they've become so popular on the internet in recent months.

Wrap your head around this math problem: 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 x 7 - 7 = ?

Can you come up with the answer? If you can't, maybe the elementary student in your life can help.

Think you solved it? The answer is below.

Answer: It's basic math at its finest. You might think the answer is 56, but you have to follow the order of operations, which I was taught is PEDMAS and means you need to do the following operations in this order: parenthesis, exponents, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction.

Following those rules, you must divide and multiply first, making the equation look like this: 7 + 1 + 49 - 7 = ? Keep on going and 7 + 1 + 49 - 7 = ? becomes 7 + 1 + 49 - 7 = 50.

Were you stumped?

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