# 8 ÷ 2 (2 + 2) ≠ 8 ÷ 2 ×(2 + 2)

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3 min readJan 12, 2024

Destroying the Internet Meme with Math

You’ve probably seen this image on Facebook, X or Instagram.

The answer is *1*, and now I’m going to use math to prove it.

Most everyone remembers their basic math such as 1 + 1, 2 x 2, 3 ÷ 3. Basic math uses *infix operators* to define the operations performed on numbers. In basic math, infix operators are not optional…