If someone said there is no right answer when it comes to mathematics almost wouldn’t make sense. Many people would say it’s illogical to think this is possible.

Yet the truth is that over the years, mathematics has changed. And it will continue to change in the future.

Arriving at different answers happens due to the order of operations. It’s all about understanding what are the rules that need to be followed.

For example, how would you solve this equation?

If you end up with an answer of either 1 or 9, you’re not alone.

Most people end up with one of these answers. Many, however, think it is 0, 3 or even 6 but none of these 3 answers are correct.

The reason why 9 and 1 are given as the main answers for this problem comes down to the rules people follow when they do mathematics.

For an explanation of why the answers to this mathematics problem are different, watch this video:

If you end up with an answer of either 1 or 9, you’re not alone.
The vast majority of people ended up with either one of those answer. Some reportedly think it is 0, 3, or even 6, but none of those three answers are at all correct.

However, the reason why 9 and 1 are given as the main answers for this problem all boils down to how people were taught to do math.