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This basic level math question has befuddled the internet. Can you solve it?

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 1, 2019, 4:56 pm IST
Updated : Aug 1, 2019, 4:56 pm IST

People can’t seem to zero down on one answer. 1 or 16?

Since being shared online, it has gone viral with over 12,000 'likes' and thousands of comments. (Photo: Twitter | @pjmdolI)
 Since being shared online, it has gone viral with over 12,000 'likes' and thousands of comments. (Photo: Twitter | @pjmdolI)

One look at this and you might probably dismiss this simple school level math question. But this has been befuddling the internet for hours. Posted by a Twitter user on Monday, 8 divided by 2(2+2) is the equation in question. Since being shared online, it has gone viral with over 12,000 'likes' and thousands of comments. People can't agree on the correct answer.

Can you solve it? Take a look:

 

Take a look at the few other answers:

 

 

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