It’s a viral math sum that’s literally dividing the nation into two.

Meanwhile, if the lockdown in the UK wasn’t as bad enough, we’ve got Twitter users debating over the answer to a simple maths sum. Yes, Twitter users are explaining the best way to solve this rather simple math equation.

Some experts are going as far as terming it as the breaking point for plenty as the nation enters its 10th day of lockdown. Comments regarding the math sum are going viral and so is the hashtag relating to how the UK is slowly but surely, losing the plot.

However, that was never the original intention for BIDMAS. Yes, the famous GCSE guide for mathematics revision decided to lighten up people’s moods with some useful fun. Unfortunately, little did they know that a simple math equation would turn into a national debate.

Thanks to one user, who decided to post the math equation on Twitter. Here, the user challenged the public to find a solution to the math problem. And the answers that came in were simply worth raving for.

It wouldn’t be wrong to term this problem as a viral math sum. And before you know it, the sum racked up around thousands of uniquely bizarre comments. But what did the math equation say and why are people getting so worked up over it?

Well, the sum goes as follows:

6+2(1+2)=

Yes, that’s it. And if you paid attention to the rule of BIDMAS in high school, you’d probably be the first ones to guess the right answer. But that’s another story altogether.

See, the problem over here is that Twitter can’t seem to come to a fine conclusion regarding the problem’s solution. While some say it’s 1, others confirm that it can’t be anything but 9. So what do you think? Who’s side are you on?

Whatever the case may be, one comment truly stole the show:

“What is f******* wrong with the UK. It’s a Saturday night and BIDMAS is trending on Twitter!” It truly seems like the pandemic is playing with everyone’s minds.