The simple answer is Canadian contests have laws they must adhere to. One of those laws pertains to claiming prizes won in Canada. A skill testing question is required by Canadian law to claim a prize won.
The question that is asked of you does not have to be a mathematical question, it can be any skill question. But most contest sponsors opt to use the mathematical questions for their winners.
Why do Canadians Contests Have Math Questions?
What If I Get a Contest Math Question Wrong?
Contest Math Question Resources
- B - Brackets
- E - Exponents (Fractions)
- D - Division
- A - Addition
- S -Subtraction
- First you will focus on your brackets which = 12.
- Second you will ADD the 6 to your first answer of 12 = 18
- Third you will now subtract the 10 from your answer of 18 = 8