Can You Solve This Simple Math Problem? It May Surprise And/Or Depress You

With the latest math problem to sweep the web, many adults are struggling to remember skills they likely aced in the fifth grade.

But with each passing year we creep closer toward death and our grip on basic algebra gets increasingly tenuous. So what is the super simple math problem reminding us of our advanced age today? Well, that would be:

"9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = ?"

According to Daily Mail, only 60 percent of Japanese adults were able to correctly answer the question. I shudder to think how many Americans failed to do the same. Though you might as well give it your best shot anyway as the answer has the potential to surprise you -- or, better yet, confirm your brilliance.

Watch the video above to see how to solve this simple math problem, and remember: PEMDAS. Or maybe BODMAS if you're from Europe or Connecticut or something.

Citations: Can YOU solve this? Simple maths question is the latest brainteaser to sweep the web as many adults struggle to get the right answer (Daily Mail)