# Can You Solve This Japanese Math Problem?

## The Japanese Math Problem

We've got an interesting Japanese math problem for all you math lovers out there! Try it out. And for all others, be cautious while using a calculator to find the answer. You can make a mistake while entering the equation on a calculator. Want to know how? Let me explain!

## The Most Common Mistake

Most of you will enter the problem like this on a calculator which would give you a wrong answer!

## The Calculators Can't Differentiate

Most calculators will not distinguish between the two division symbols!

## The Root Cause of the Mistake

To a Calculator, ÷ Is the Same as / and that is the root cause of the mistake!

## The Error

So, Going from Left to Right, 3 Is Mistakenly Divided by 1

## That's Why It Gives Wrong Result

That leads to the answer of 3 that is about to be divided by 3.

## Further Wrong

And the answer to that is -1, which is going to be added to 9 and 1

## And thus you get 9

But that's incorrect solution to this problem! So, what's the correct answer? Scroll down to know!

## The Correct Way

For having the correct answer, you need to enter the equation carefully in the calculator using brackets! How would you do that? Let's learn!

## The Use of Brackets

First and foremost, put the fraction in the bracket!

## The Correct Answer

This way you'll get 9 by dividing 3 with 1/3 which is correct

## The Correct Answer Is 1

This way you will get the correct answer which is 1.

## The Order of Operations

You should be very careful while solving such equations and must know the order of the equations

## Following the order

So, According to the PEMDAS/BODMAS Order, Division Comes First

## Dividing A Fraction

The Division of a Fraction Is More Easily Solved by Converting It to Multiplication

## Further Solving

The Following Result Is Then Easily Solved with Addition and Subtraction

## And that's how the answer is 1

And that's how the answer is 1. Were you able to solve it? Let us know in the comments below!

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