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The Japanese Math Problem Experiment

The Japanese Math Problem Experiment

This past week Long-View mathematicians were presented the following problem:

 9 – 3 ÷1/3 + 1

Do you know the correct answer?

This expression went viral in Japan a few years ago and only 60% of Japanese 20-year-olds could solve it correctly.

So why is it that most of the Long-View students solved this problem correctly (during the 6th week of school, no less)? Long-View kids know to look at a complex expression and....