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Saw this on a website and its causing a debate between two answers • Posted by a hidden member.
2....
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2? Why is that a debate? lol
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288????
• Yeh, 2.
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personally I think its 288
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Someinsmartness saidpersonally I think its 288

Algebra, tbh
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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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288 by the way I was always taught to tackle and equation.
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288

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

48 / 2 x (3 + 9)
48 / 2 x 12
24 x 12
=288
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All I see is 2
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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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BlackCat90 said

2? Why is that a debate? lol

This. My bestie ain't lyin
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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 and Google.

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.

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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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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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 and Google.

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.

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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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 and Google.

Nobody does the first thing you said

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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 and Google.

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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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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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
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CrackleSizzle said2.

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Its proven then! hahaha

But yeh, obviously 2
• surfswim said
CrackleSizzle said2.

<====== Asian

Its proven then! hahaha

But yeh, obviously 2