# Let’s Evaluate Your Math Skills: Can You Solve This Difficult Equation?

Everyday math can be very useful in calculating tip percentages or the amount of discount you might get at a sale.

You might not need trigonometry or algebra every single day, but basic arithmetic is extremely useful outside of a classroom. It's good to exercise your math skills so you can keep up with the everyday math you might need. Why don't you give it a try below.

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Not so fast! Make sure you have made the right choices in getting to your solution. Scroll down if you want a hint.

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Ready for your hint? Remember your PEMDAS order of operations.

What do you think the answer is? 3 or 12?

If you used the PEMDAS rule you would have to do the question in the parentheses first, which is 8 ÷ 4, which equals 2.

Then you must shift over to the left equation and do 24 ÷ 4= 6.

Then you have to multiply 6 x 2 which equals 12 and there is your answer!

**Did you get the solution on the first try? Tell your friends about this equation and see if they do too!**