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The 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

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

The Calculators Can't Differentiate

Most calculators will not distinguish between the two division symbols!

The Root Cause of the Mistake

The Root Cause of the Mistake

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

The Error

The Error

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

That's Why It Gives Wrong Result

That's Why It Gives Wrong Result

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

Further Wrong

Further Wrong

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

And thus you get 9

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

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

The Use of Brackets

First and foremost, put the fraction in the bracket!

The Correct Answer

The Correct Answer

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

The Correct Answer Is 1

The Correct Answer Is 1

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

The Order of Operations

The Order of Operations

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

Following the order

Following the order

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

Dividing A Fraction

Dividing A Fraction

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

Further Solving

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

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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