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48/2(9+3)=?

  

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  1. 1. What is the answer?

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    • 288
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    • I was told there would be no math today
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It's probably 62.

 

Yeah.

 

It's 62.

 

thisisajokeimhorribleatmathplsdonthatemekthxbye

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People ignoring the BODMAS rule.

 

This is why we can't have people who are good in Maths good things

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I was told that there'd be no math today!

:(

Why did you lie to me, why?

P.S. the answer is 42.

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I thought I killed this a while ago.

Continue to discuss the question.

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Heh. I remember this thread. Summer of last year was a great time to be a member.

 

It's still 62.

Edited by Callisto

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I'm inclined to say 2.

48/2(9+3)

48/2(12)

48/24

2

 

However, I plugged this into my expensive calculator and got 288, and if my expensive calculator is wrong, I have a bad feeling about my Stats final...

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Every single one of you fucks that said 288... oh my god... just oh my god... haven't you ever heard of order of operations?

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48/2(9+3)=x

48/2*12=x

48/24=x

x=2


Every single one of you fucks that said 288... oh my god... just oh my god... haven't you ever heard of order of operations?

i typed it in google and also got 288 but that was because google translated it into (48/2)*(9+3) instead of 48/2*(9+3) which it should have.

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48/2(9+3)=x

48/2*12=x

48/24=x

x=2

i typed it in google and also got 288 but that was because google translated it into (48/2)*(9+3) instead of 48/2*(9+3) which it should have.

 

If someone needed Google to solve this, they need to go back to sixth grade... this is exactly like using Google translate.

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If someone needed Google to solve this, they need to go back to sixth grade... this is exactly like using Google translate.

true

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Every single one of you fucks that said 288... oh my god... just oh my god... haven't you ever heard of order of operations?

288

 

Whatchu gonna do about it? :umad:

Edited by Psyche Clops
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Ah, this is a classic.

 

It all depends on how you treat "implied multiplication". Is it the same as regular multiplication, and thus on the same level as division, or is it different (and has greater precedence than division)?

 

Same as regular multiplication:

 

48/2(9+3)

= 48 / 2 * (9+3)

= 48 / 2 * 27

= 288

 

Greater precedence:

 

48 / 2(9+3)

= 48 / 24

= 2

 

I personally go with the latter for convenience.

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[insert 69 joke, 42 joke or over 9000 joke here]

It just depends on how you calculate. If I go by my method it is 288. Then again, i'm stupid.

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This is the power of PEMDAS.

 

Parentheses: (9+3)=12

Exponent: N/A

Multiply/Divide:

48/2=24

24(12)=288

 

So, obviously the answer is 2.

... Oh wait.

Crap.

I did it in my head wrong.

Now I have to change my vote.

Crap.

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now the reason i say the answer is 2 is as follows
48/2(9+3) copy the problem
48/2(12) do the addition inside the parentheses 
48/24 multiply the 2 with the 12
2 divide 48 by 24
 

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What if I told you, the answer is 32/3...

 

:comeatus:

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