# Challenge: Can You Solve This Middle School Math Problem – Without A Calculator?

Going to school – that was a long time ago. And with each passing year, the days you sat at your desk doing your homework seem to go away.

Of course, it was challenging, but it was still an important part of your life. You learnt about history, geography, crafts, and a variety of other topics.

Math is unquestionably the same. You obviously use it frequently, but can you recall how to perform those lengthier and more complicated calculations from school?

The more you become older, the more vital it becomes to look for yourself. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential, but it’s also critical to keep your mind in shape. Mind-teasers are a great method to keep your mind alert.

Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are the most popular, although neither is better or worse than the other.

Trying to recall math from middle school

Plain old school math exercises are another great method to exercise your brain cells. Recently, there have been a slew of arithmetic problems that people have attempted to answer — and failed horribly.

You get to put yourself to the test and see how much you remember while competing with your younger self, which is always entertaining.

Is it possible to answer this problem without using a calculator?

The task for today is as follows.

A problem from an ancient math book is shown below, which is difficult for adults to solve. The only restriction is that you may not use a calculator.

Here’s the issue:

What do you think is the answer?

Don’t stress, look carefully and try to figure out the proper method to get the right answer.

Take your time to solve it. This is not a competition. As long as you get the right answer, that’s all that matters.

Below the next picture, you can see the answer.

How did we get there?

Like this:

First, you solve the multiplication 25 x 0, which equals 0.

Then we solve the rest: 50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 = 104.

Are you sure you got it right? Congratulations!

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