Yesterday my family was at my grandma and grandpa's house for Easter when my dad decided to give us a math problem to solve. He said that he saw it on facebook with a note that said "50% of people will get this wrong." He said that he's shown it to "hundreds" of people, and young people get it wrong because of the "new math" that we're learning these days. He said that he gave it to a high school math teacher, who looked at it for a long time, and got it wrong. Before showing it to us he said that my grandma and aunt would get it right, but my husband and I would probably get it wrong, because we were taught this "new math." I thought that was pretty entertaining, because my husband and I were the only 2 in the room with a college education, and my husband is an electrical engineer. He graduated 3rd in his class from a top engineering school, and has taken the highest level math classes offered. This is the problem that he gave us: 7 + 7 / 2 x 8 - 6 What do you get for an answer? What do you think my dad thinks the answer is (hint: he's wrong )?