16, right?

Wrong.

The correct answer, according to PEMDAS rules, is 10. Which is stupid. Simple math should be read left to right, unless there is an exponent or parentheses. Apparently this last generation was confused by that simplicity (which explains why they also don't know how to read), so they had to come up with a convoluted system in order to solve a very simple problem.

In one explanation, the explainer says that without PEMDAS you wouldn't know which numbers to solve first. So I'm guessing he also has a crazy rule so that he knows which words to read first in a sentence. When I was a kid, we didn't have order of operations for simple math - it was done left to right (again, unless there were exponents or parentheses, which are solved first). 2+2x4=16; 2+(2x4)=10.

And that is my beef for the day.