# Viral Math equation 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) divides the internet, can you solve it?

Viral Math equation:  Viral math equation 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) divided the internet, after a twitter user posted it on Monday, July 29. The math equation, which though looks simple, had two conflicting results. While some claim that the answer is 1, others are confident that the answer to the viral math equation is 16. Check out the equation and see for yourself which one is the correct answer.

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Math equation: 8÷2 (2+2) =?

The difference between the two answers is due to two different math rules taught at school- BODMAS and PEMDAS.

BODMAS: Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction

If one follows BODMAS rule, the final answer you get is 1, if you follow PEMDAS rule the final answer you get is 16.

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