Not everyone is good at math and even if you think you are good at math, there is always a math problem out there that can and will stump you. Like the one above.

Even the *most genius* of geniuses are struggling with this one math equation, and it has puzzled the entire internet. Keep scrolling to see if you can crack the code…

oomfies solve this pic.twitter.com/0RO5zTJjKk

— #em (@pjmdolI) July 28, 2019

**The equation is 8 + 2 (2 + 2 ) = ?**

**Easy enough right?**

**Wrong!**

**Many people seem to think/agree that the answer is 1. **

8÷2(2×2) = 8÷2(4) = 8÷8 = 1

= Answer is 1.Solved Via "BODMAS" Rule :

(B racket)

O( f )

D÷ ivision

M x ultiplication

A+ dditional

S-ubtraction pic.twitter.com/tu64P3eUyg— Whosthatguy (@HumourouslyMe) July 30, 2019

**The internet has gone crazy over figuring out the problem, and some people have gone to some pretty tricky lengths to prove that their answer is right.**

Its 1. You have to do what's in the parentheses first (PEMDAS)

8÷2(2+2)

8÷2(4)

8÷8

1

Seems like people who got 16 forgot the basic math— ザック九十二 (@zp925) July 31, 2019

**A math major even agreed with the answer of 1.**

The replies lowkey making me heated so I solved it. Btw imma math major and also tutor math to high school kids. I’m open to corrections tho pic.twitter.com/ZCi5pWxrxx

— ahਹ (@baesikhh) July 31, 2019

**She boasted of how she even tutors math for children, so her answer must becorrect**

**But not everybody thinks that 1 is the answer…**

Did y’all not ever learn pemdas? Y’all do the parentheses first (2+2)=4 then you do the division 8/2=4 and then you get left with 4(4) which you multiply and it’s 16. Y’all failed math and it’s noticeable.

— Nica (@7Osharry) July 30, 2019

**16, however, seems to be an equally strong competitor…**

this is not correct. 2(2 + 2) is shorthand for 2 * (2 + 2), and 2(4) is shorthand for 2 * (4). it's multiplication.

8 / 2 is done before 2 * (4), because all multiplication and division are done in the same step, left to right.

8 / 2 * (2 + 2)

8 / 2 * (4)

4 * (4)

16— some extremely flammable rando (@WaluigisNacht) July 30, 2019

**Even 100 was tossed out there as a correct answer…**

The answer is 100

8/2 = 60

2+2 = 5

60 x 5 = 100— mark (@emocowboy410) July 30, 2019

**But it finally seems someone has a logical answer…**

Both 1 and 16 are correct answers because the notation of the equation is incorrect. Can everyone stfu now? https://t.co/N5SFpSyewH

— ᴋᴏᴏᴋᴀᴅᴏᴏᴋs (@bstpeach) July 30, 2019

**This one intelligent user figured out that the equation has been written to indeed have 2 different answers, so 1 and 16 are equally as correct as one another.**

**Tired yet? Because I am. **