There are two types of people in the world; those that love math and the other half who despise everything about it. The math nerds love a good challenge, throw an equation at them and just for fun tell them it’s almost impossible to solve, and they are hooked.

With the power of social media, every once in a while a numerical aficionado will come up with a new math problem that gets everyone trying to prove they are genius enough to decipher it. Those that are unable to solve the challenge will argue why the quiz is rigged and even come up with other ways to answer it.

This is the latest math problem that has everyone working hard to decode. If you think it will be a piece of cake, we suggest you time yourself to see how quickly your brain works. You can even make it a friendly competition with others.

Mathematicians claim math is all around us in the form of numbers, shapes, space, structures, and much more.

## Yes! This is what a simple math equations looks for most people.

This equation only requires you to use your knowledge in addition and multiplication. That' easy enough.

## Here is the newest equation challenge, do you think you can solve it?

Don't stress out about it, you can do this!

## You can either use your brain or if you want to cheat a little, pull out your dusty calculator.

So far adding the top numbers equals 17.

## You can break the equation up by starting with the top row only.

Now you need to look at the bottom line.

## You are halfway to completing your first or one of many math equations.

If you start left to right, you add 1 to 11 which equals 12. 12 + 1 = 13. If you multiply 13 by 0 you would get 0 plus the 1 on the bottom. Is that right? NO!

## Although, some people argue whether or not you should even start the equation with the top line.

We will give you a couple more seconds before you scroll down to get the correct answer.

## Have we made you frustrated, mad?

You might remember from school the acronym PEMDAS; Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. This is the best way to remember where a long equation begins. Therefore, for this math problem you begin by multiplying 1 by 0. By taking away 1 and 0 from the equation the rest of the numbers add up to 30.

## The correct answer is 30!

*A Chaplain Abroad*