Well, first, here is the equation:

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At first glance, equations like this usually look simple. Yet, before you start we should leave you with a brief warning: if you don’t follow the right order of equation, you might not get it. This problem, in fact, has been shared on the Internet millions of times and confused many people.

So are you ready to proceed with the right order of operation?

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SOLUTION:

Since we have no parentheses nor exponents, we go multiplication and division.

First, we divide 7 by 7 which gives us 1. Then, we tackle the multiplication: 7 times 7 = 49.

You’re doing great!

Our next step is to substitute these results into an equation:

Now we have 7 + 1 + 49 – 7 = ?

It means that there are only the addition and subtraction left. Let’s do it from left to right:

7+1 = 8

8+49 = 57

And finally, 57 – 7 = 50!