Making Math Fun: Can You Solve This Tricky Equation Without A Calculator? Joshua Published in Nov 2020 / Updated in Feb 2021 I know you are probably among folks who don’t imagine how the words “math” and “fun” can be used in the same sentence. But I promise today will be an exception. We are about to solve an exciting mathematical riddle without a calculator. How fun is that? All you need is an alert mind and a watchful eye and the solution will just pop up in your mind. This brainteaser might even be too simple for your mind. But don’t judge, just play along. Why Do Brainteasers? Do I really need to state the obvious? But since we are on the subject, you should know that brainteasers, riddles, or quizzes can really improve your brainpower and the speed with which you solve problems, arithmetic or otherwise. To untangle a mathematical riddle, you will have to use your entire thinking capacity. The best part is that you will have fun doing it. So, these equations stimulate your brain while also helping you have a good time and take a constructive break from monotonous daily routines. Here’s The Riddle, Can You Get A Solution Fast? Believe it or not, with this brainteaser, you will need your entire brain power. That is a very good thing. So, if you get stuck somewhere, don’t worry, we will still give you a solution at the end. But before you do, make sure you give it your best shot. Try not to look at the solution first. What will be the fun in that? If you are ready, here it is. How quickly can you find the solution to this equation? See, it’s not that hard. You don’t even need a calculator or a piece of paper to do your calculations. By the way, have you found the solution? You can take a second look to make sure you did not miss anything. Reconsider the theory you used to solve the puzzle. Make sure you solved the right parts first, otherwise, you might get it all wrong. How Sharp And Alert Is Your Brain? Okay, let’s look at the equation again. Here it is 50 + 50 – 25 x 0 + 2 + 2 = ? To begin with, you have to solve the multiplication (25 x 0), which gives you a 0. This is the biggest secret to getting the solution to this equation right. Once that’s out of the way, you end up with this equation: 50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 = ? Now the puzzle is much easier. So, did you get the solution? What’s The Solution? The solution to 50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 (which is the same as 100 + 4) is 104. How close were you? Did you get it right? Are you sure your friends can solve it as fast as you did? You know what? You don’t have to guess: give it to them and see the answers they come up with.