# Can You Correctly Answer 10 Questions From A 1985 IQ Test?

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Are you ready for questions from 1985?

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Edwina Hewison

Do not understand the maths at all ! got 1

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Oct 17, 2021 11:17PM

Louella Wilson

Stuart Harris, I'll let you in on a secret. The order of arithmetic operations (which is what this is) is universal. UK, USA, Australia, India, Japan, etc, etc, etc.... No matter where you are.

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Oct 11, 2021 9:51PM

Johnny Rock

The correct order of operations were finally used to come up with the right answer for a change. The answer is 7. Not 1 because, first parenthesis, second exponents, third multiplication, fourth division, fifth addition, then subtraction.

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Oct 8, 2021 1:29AM

Richard D. Boyle

The correct answer is 7. Pay attention to billyboy915. I learned to do math strings accurately on QC by absorbing the comments of members who clearly understood sequencing. I never miss math strings anymore.

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Oct 5, 2021 10:59PM

Richard D. Boyle

billyboy915, Exactly correct, billy. I am 87 and had no idea how to do this, except left to right, when I joined QC nearly four years ago. I learned by paying attention to comments from members whose intelligence I had come to trust. You are one of them and William is another. It’s been over two years since I have missed a math string. Thank you for always posting accurate information. Others should pay attention as well.

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Oct 5, 2021 10:52PM

gailgregotski

Mine was 1 also

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Sep 30, 2021 2:56PM

Eve

Math question was wrong...the answer is 1.

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Sep 29, 2021 11:33AM

billyboy915

Michael Hamilton,
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable, absolute, and universal.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Lastly, we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:22AM

billyboy915

Johnny Rock,
See my comment to John Moore in this thread.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:21AM

billyboy915

John Moore,
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable, absolute, and universal.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Lastly, we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:20AM

billyboy915

catstar,
You are ignoring the rules of operations.
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable, absolute, and universal.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Lastly, we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:19AM

billyboy915

Dianna Hattori,
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable, absolute, and universal.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Lastly, we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:18AM

billyboy915

buhlemann,
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable, absolute and universal. They do not vary from country to country or mathematicians could never communicate.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Lastly, we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:16AM

billyboy915

Peter Marchese,
As to the continental sizes, Antarctica is 3rd smallest and covers:
14,200,000 km2 or
5,500,000 sq mi
Europe covers:
10,180,000 km2 or
3,930,000 sq mi.
Australia covers:
7,682,300 km2 or
2,966,152 sq mi
There is no question as to which is smaller.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:12AM

billyboy915

Daniel Smith,
Your dear Aunt Sally is wrong because she doesn't follow ALL the rules of the Order of Operations.
The math is correct.
There are no questions in the order of operations. Math rules are immutable and absolute.
Follow BODMAS or PEMDAS
Brackets or Parentheses come first followed by Orders or Exponents. We needn't concern ourselves with these since the equation presents neither.
The next functions are Division/Multiplication or Multiplication/Division which carry equal weight and are done in the order they appear in the equation from left to right. Finally, the functions of Addition and Subtraction, which also carry equal weight are done in the same order they appear in the equation from left to right.
The correct answer is 7.
The equation is:
6 – 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = X
Following the order of operations we do Multiplication and division BEFORE addition and subtraction in the order they appear in the equation
That gives us:
6 - (1 × 0 ) + (3 ÷ 3) = X
6 - 0 + 1 = X
Then we add and subtract in the order the functions appear in the equation from left to right.
Subtraction is done first since it is first in the equation.
That gives us:
6 + 1 = ? Then we add, arriving at a total of 7.

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Sep 4, 2021 2:10AM