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I never shy away from a good ol' brain teaser. Though they're often a harsh reminder that I should've paid way more attention in math class growing up, they're the perfect way to stretch my noggin beyond its usual limits. So when I went down a YouTube rabbit hole and came across this viral math-related brain teaser that claims to be "harder than it looks," I grabbed a pencil and paper, rolled up my sleeves, and mentally prepared for the challenge.

The question posed in the video initially seems pretty simple: can you make 24 from the numbers 3, 3, 8, and 8 only using the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and grouping terms by parentheses? At first, I was all, "Psh, 3 times 8 equals 24. Easy peasy!" But then I reread that you have to use all four digits in order to get to 24, and my reaction instantly morphed into a little something like this:

In the video, math enthusiast Presh Talwalkar narrates through some hacks to help us come to a solution, proving just how tricky the problem really is — even if you consider yourself to be a wizard with numbers. So how on earth do you solve this crazy brain teaser? Watch the video above to find out the answer!

This Math Brain Teaser Is WAY Harder Than It Looks — Can You Figure It Out?  originally posted on POPSUGAR News
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