# Few people can answer it right without using a calculator—can you solve it?

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Just as how important it is to keep a fit and healthy body, it is also the same with our brains.

Keeping our brain active and our mind sharp does not only avoid problems such as dementia but it can also be a fun past time.

There are many ways that we can keep a healthy and sharp brain and memory with puzzles and brain games like Sudoku and crosswords.

Little mental exercises like solving simple math equations can also help put our mind in gear. While these arithmetic problems may look simple, it is best for you to refrain from using any help from your calculator.

Try to solve this simple math equation with only your mental calculation and see how you compare with the rest of the world who have attempted this math equation.

Apparently, very few people have managed to solve this math equation without using a calculator. Are you one of them?

Let us look at the equation

What do you think the right answer is?

Take your time to solve it. This is not a competition. As long as you get the answer is all it matters.

Now, are you ready to see the answer to the equation?

Here is the answer. 104.

Did you get it right? Congratulations! If not, then would you like to know how could the answer become 104?

Before you try to add everything up, you have to solve the multiplication (25 X 0) which will get us 0.

Then, what is left is 50 + 50 – 0 + 2 + 2 which then totals to 104.

If you enjoy solving this little math exercise, why not share it with your friends and family and see if they could come up with the correct answer!

Credit: The Laugh Bible