# The best viral factorial BIDMAS BODMAS question starter ever!

**The answer, solution and reasoning to the Factorial BIDMAS question starter **

This order of operations question is taking twitter by storm and has been shared hundreds of times on the magical maths timeline. The solution to this question is straightforward, for any Mathematician but for a novice, it is a little bit more challenging.

The secret lies in the exclamation mark! This symbol in Mathematics means factorial, so 5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120

Using BIDMAS the question works out to be 120 : )

Solve this carefully…

You probably won't believe this but the answer below is 5!http://t.co/HHGy47D3Sq pic.twitter.com/yOh9RdWBwO

— MagicalEducator (@magicalmaths) October 3, 2015

I was like it has to be 120?

But when I saw the page I was like I am behind on studying