Sooo whats the answer?

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    Jul 24, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Saw this on a website and its causing a debate between two answers
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    2....
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:04 AM GMT


    2? Why is that a debate? lol
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    288????
  • Webster666

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    Jul 24, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    Yeh, 2.
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    personally I think its 288
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    Someinsmartness saidpersonally I think its 288


    Algebra, tbh
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    Jul 24, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    288 is the final answer. This thread is closed.


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    Jul 24, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    The answer could be 288 or 2, depending on how you work it..

    And before someone tells me about PEMDAS, It's just a way to organize it.
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:37 AM GMT
    288 by the way I was always taught to tackle and equation.
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    288

    BEDMAS = Brackets, exponents, division, mulitplication, addition, subtraction (in that order)

    48 / 2 x (3 + 9)
    48 / 2 x 12
    24 x 12
    =288
  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 24, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    All I see is 2
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said288

    BEDMAS = Brackets, exponents, division, mulitplication, addition, subtraction (in that order)

    48 / 2 x (3 + 9)
    48 / 2 x 12
    24 x 12
    =288

    BEDMAS??

    PEMDAS maybe?

    Brackets are different than parenthesis

    5[ 13 +4(3 -2)]
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:49 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 said

    2? Why is that a debate? lol



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    Jul 24, 2012 10:50 AM GMT
    OMG I actually got this on knowyourmeme.com:
    Standard Order of Operations

    If one strictly uses the standard order of operations to solve mathematical expressions, the answer to the problem would be 288, which is also the same solution provided by WolframAlpha[17] and Google.[18]

    By convention, the order of precedence in a mathematical expression is as follows:
    •Terms inside of Brackets or Parentheses.
    •Exponents and Roots.
    •Multiplication and Division.
    •Addition and Subtraction.

    If there are two or more operations with equal precedence (such as 10÷2÷5 or 7÷2*9), those operations should be done from left to right.

    Therefore, the problem “48÷2(9+3) =” would be solved like this:

    48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
    48 ÷ 2 * (12)=
    48 ÷ 2 * 12=
    24 * 12=
    288

    VS

    Implied Multiplication

    However, the answer 2 could be justified by the principle of implied multiplication. For example, consider the problem "2/5x."

    If one strictly follows the standard order of operations, the correct interpretation would be “(2/5)*(x).”

    But many calculators and textbooks state that a higher value of precedence should be placed on implied multiplication than on explicit multiplication:

    Because “5x” is implied to be "5*x," it gets higher priority than "2/5." In this case, "2/5x" would be interpreted as "(2)/(5*x)."

    Returning to the original problem, if one utilizes the principles of implied multiplication, then “2(9+3)” gets higher precedence than the explicit “48/2,” and would be solved like this:

    48 ÷ 2(9+3)=
    48 ÷ 2(12)=
    48 ÷ 24=
    2

    However, there is a lack of consensus on the value of implied multiplication.
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch said288

    BEDMAS = Brackets, exponents, division, mulitplication, addition, subtraction (in that order)

    48 / 2 x (3 + 9)
    48 / 2 x 12
    24 x 12
    =288

    BEDMAS??
    PEMDAS maybe?
    Brackets are different than parenthesis
    5[ 13 +4(3 -2)]
    In canada we call 'em Brackets and Square Brackets, so the B covers both. Both BEDMAS and PEMDAS are flawed apparently because both the D/M and A/S are swappable. What I quoted above says it should go left to right when they're equals.
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidOMG I actually got this on knowyourmeme.com:
    Standard Order of Operations

    If one strictly uses the standard order of operations to solve mathematical expressions, the answer to the problem would be 288, which is also the same solution provided by WolframAlpha[17] and Google.[18]

    By convention, the order of precedence in a mathematical expression is as follows:
    •Terms inside of Brackets or Parentheses.
    •Exponents and Roots.
    •Multiplication and Division.
    •Addition and Subtraction.

    If there are two or more operations with equal precedence (such as 10÷2÷5 or 7÷2*9), those operations should be done from left to right.

    Therefore, the problem “48÷2(9+3) =” would be solved like this:

    48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
    48 ÷ 2 * (12)=
    48 ÷ 2 * 12=
    24 * 12=
    288

    VS

    Implied Multiplication

    However, the answer 2 could be justified by the principle of implied multiplication. For example, consider the problem "2/5x."

    If one strictly follows the standard order of operations, the correct interpretation would be “(2/5)*(x).”

    But many calculators and textbooks state that a higher value of precedence should be placed on implied multiplication than on explicit multiplication:

    Because “5x” is implied to be "5*x," it gets higher priority than "2/5." In this case, "2/5x" would be interpreted as "(2)/(5*x)."

    Returning to the original problem, if one utilizes the principles of implied multiplication, then “2(9+3)” gets higher precedence than the explicit “48/2,” and would be solved like this:

    48 ÷ 2(9+3)=
    48 ÷ 2(12)=
    48 ÷ 24=
    2

    However, there is a lack of consensus on the value of implied multiplication.


    Nobody does the first thing you said
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch saidOMG I actually got this on knowyourmeme.com:
    Standard Order of Operations

    If one strictly uses the standard order of operations to solve mathematical expressions, the answer to the problem would be 288, which is also the same solution provided by WolframAlpha[17] and Google.[18]

    Nobody does the first thing you said

    Read bold txt plz.
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch saidOMG I actually got this on knowyourmeme.com:
    Standard Order of Operations

    If one strictly uses the standard order of operations to solve mathematical expressions, the answer to the problem would be 288, which is also the same solution provided by WolframAlpha[17] and Google.[18]

    Nobody does the first thing you said

    Google is a search engine.. dunno what the other thing is.

    I trust a calculator, and MOST mathematicians.

    Besides, try that on a math test and you'd probably get marked wrong... and in college you don't have that many opportunities to refute your professors findings
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidGoogle is a search engine.. dunno what the other thing is.

    I trust a calculator, and MOST mathematicians.

    Besides, try that on a math test and you'd probably get marked wrong... and in college you don't have that many opportunities to refute your professors findings

    I don't trust someone who doesn't know what wolfram alpha is.
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    Jul 24, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    TheBizMan saidGoogle is a search engine.. dunno what the other thing is.

    I trust a calculator, and MOST mathematicians.

    Besides, try that on a math test and you'd probably get marked wrong... and in college you don't have that many opportunities to refute your professors findings

    I don't trust someone who doesn't know what wolfram alpha is.


    Never heard of it in my life. Clearly it's useless
  • Trauts

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    Jul 24, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    2.

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    Jul 24, 2012 12:11 PM GMT
    CrackleSizzle said2.

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    Its proven then! hahaha

    But yeh, obviously 2
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    Jul 24, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    surfswim said
    CrackleSizzle said2.

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    Its proven then! hahaha

    But yeh, obviously 2



    Exactly. Thread closed! Hahaha
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    Jul 24, 2012 2:13 PM GMT

    48 divided by 24.

    2