# Math brain teaser: Can you solve this calculation quickly?

How much do you like **math quizzes**? How capable do you feel and how good are you at solving them? There are those who are truly great experts in these types of **math games** (and others who are not), but we have to admit that they are an excellent way to **cure boredom** and greatly help to keep our **critical thinking skills** sharp. Taking tests like this helps to keep our minds young and engaged.

The puzzles themselves are **not very complicated**. The fundamental thing is to be able to focus on arriving at the correct solution.

We offer you here a **math test** that will challenge your mental calculation skills. Ready? Then go!

## Math puzzle: How quickly will you be able to solve this calculation?

This **math quiz** is contained in a single line. All you need to do is focus on it to get the solution.

Math challenges like these are very valuable when it comes to **keeping our minds sharp** and can help us deal better with the problems and challenges we face in everyday life.

So... **where are you at with this calculation**? Are you one of those people who can do the calculation in your mind, or do you need pen and paper? There is no best way to arrive at the solution, everyone follows the path they deem most suitable: the important thing is to get the right answer.

## A few more moments to solve the formula...

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Are you struggling? Well, don't panic - clear your mind, take a deep breath and try again, calmly.

Indeed, the secret to getting the right answer is to **remain calm and focused**. Rushing will not serve you well. Do one operation at a time and, if you need to, write your calculations down.

Done? Well, ready or not, **here's the answer**:

## Here's the answer!

And here is the solution. Following all the steps in a linear way will help you solve the puzzle easily. The procedure was as follows:

4÷2 gives 2 as a result. Multiplying this by 3, we get 6. Then the formula asks us to subtract 1, bringing us to 5 which, when added to 3, gives us 8. Did you get this answer? We hope so, but above all, we hope that **you enjoyed yourself** doing this quiz.

If so, see you **in the next one**!