Netizens With Different Answers To Viral Math Problem

Netizens Are Debating About The Answer To This Viral Math Problem

So is it 16 or 1?

LOL, netizens are actually arguing about math on Twitter.

"PEMDAS" was actually a trending topic on the social media platform today, with around 13,000 users tweeting about it.

ICYDK (or just remember it vaguely), "PEMDAS" stands for "Parentheses-Exponents-Multiplication-Division-Addition-Subtraction," a prescribed sequence for solving math problems involving multiple operations. It's also known as "BODMAS": "Brackets-Orders-Division-Multiplication-Addition-Subtraction."

A math problem has been making the rounds on Twitter, the answer to which netizens have had strong and varying opinions about.

Applying the PEMDAS/BODMAS method, some people say they should arrive at "16" for the answer. Others, though, claim "1" is the correct answer, still applying the PEMDAS/BODMAS approach.

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According to this article, though, both answers are (surprise!) correct. It really depends on where you learned math and how you apply the PEMDAS/BODMAS method. 

We sure hope this heated debate is making our math teachers proud! 

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