Sunday, May 15, 2016

Most People Can Not Solve This Basic Math Problem. Can You?

This math equation went viral in Japan where only 60% of people in their 20's could answer it. The same question in the 1980's could be answered by 90% of Americans in their 20's. The sharp drop in the number of people who are able to solve the problem is worrying and some are attributing it to modern technology. The reasoning behind the theory is that more and more people are relying on calculators, especially online ones like Google's calculator, to solve equations. Were you able to solve it? Let us know in the comments below.

Share this math problem with your friends and family to see if they can solve it!