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 04-13-2011, 12:01 AM #41 Boba Rhett @Boba Rhett I Slay Dragons     Status: Administrator Join Date: Jul 2000 Location: Man-Room in Missouri Posts: 13,817 Current Game: Scrolling Eldery Based off the implication that placing a number against a bracket makes it "stronger". I've not heard of implied multiplication taking president over other forms. If this was true, the answer to the first problem would be 2. 16 ÷ 2[8 – 3(4 – 2)] + 1 => 16 ÷ 2[8 – 3(2)] + 1 => 16 ÷ 2[8 – 6] + 1* => 16 ÷ 2[2] + 1 => 8[2] + 1 =>17 * = or distribute here: (16/2*8 - 16/2*6) + 1 => 17 This method can also be used on the first problem: 24*9 + 24*3 => 288 Augh. Looking online it seems there's huge debates on this even in math and physics forums. God I hate maths. My 89, 92 and MATLAB agree with me on both problems though. And they've never steered me wrong before. The biggest problem with all of these equations are that they are poorly written and would hopefully never be used in real life calculations for the reasons this thread has demonstrated. Also, This. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be off to perform my post-math ritual of taking a baby apsrin and squishing blue play-dough between my hands until all is once again right in the world. you may: quote & reply,
 04-13-2011, 01:06 AM #42 Lynk Former @Lynk Former internet hate machine     Status: Administrator Join Date: Sep 1999 Location: Australia Posts: 19,339 You can also use Google to do math... lynkformer.com | starwarsgamer.com STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: THE FORMER LEGACY Ch1 | Ch2 | Ch3 | Ch4 coming soon... you may: quote & reply,
04-13-2011, 01:08 AM   #43
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 Originally Posted by Boba Rhett Augh. Looking online it seems there's huge debates on this even in math and physics forums. God I hate maths. Also, This. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be off to perform my post-math ritual of taking a baby apsrin and squishing blue play-dough between my hands until all is once again right in the world.
"Augh" is about right. I noticed the same problem in many of those forums myself. The baby thing was kinda funny, though.

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 04-13-2011, 01:38 AM #44 acdcfanbill @acdcfanbill ..the wonders I have seen     Status: Super Moderator Join Date: Jun 2001 Location: Random Hell Wholes around the Posts: 5,891 Arguing about maths on the internet, we truly are nerds. you may: quote & reply,
04-13-2011, 10:17 AM   #45
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 Originally Posted by deathdisco 288. Microsoft Excel agrees. Enter this in a cell: Code: `=SUM(48/2*(9+3))`
That settles it... it's 2

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 04-13-2011, 04:23 PM #46 Liverandbacon @Liverandbacon I'm only worth a piano?     Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 652 I should've remembered, PEMDAS isn't really valid. It really should be PE(M&D)(A&S), but that would defeat the purpose of the mnemonic. Multiplication has the same priority as division. The only thing that makes this math problem a matter of opinion is whether the sloppy notation allows implied multiplication. The solution is, of course, not using sloppy, ambiguous, notation. My new answer: If the question itself isn't right, there can't be a right answer. Hit And Run Poster Extraordinaire --Too Dumb to Quit-- you may: quote & reply,
 04-13-2011, 05:20 PM #47 deathdisco @deathdisco Bastards of Young     Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: Left of the Dial Posts: 738 What exactly was sloppy about it? Besides using an ÷ instead of /. I'm no math genius but it seemed pretty straightforward to me. Why use ()s if your just going to ignore them? Values side by side should be multiplied as in: E=MC² is the same as E=M*C². Lol @Tommycat you may: quote & reply,
 04-13-2011, 11:29 PM #48 Boba Rhett @Boba Rhett I Slay Dragons     Status: Administrator Join Date: Jul 2000 Location: Man-Room in Missouri Posts: 13,817 Current Game: Scrolling Eldery It's very ambiguous in it's delivery. Is it 48 over everything else or what? For instance, if this had to compile for a microprocessor, I would most likely use the distributive property to rewrite it like this: Where 48=a, 2=b, 9=c, and 3=d: ((a/b*c) + (a/b*d)) Unless you want it to be 2 *fist shake* and then it would just be a matter of doing this: (a÷(b(c+d))) you may: quote & reply,
 04-14-2011, 12:04 AM #49 Bobicus @Bob Lion54 Jr. Malkavian Detective     Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: On the case! Both my minds! Posts: 2,121 Come on people, you should all know better. The answer is obviously, and unequivocally, 42. you may: quote & reply,
04-14-2011, 01:55 AM   #50
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 Originally Posted by Boba Rhett It's very ambiguous in it's delivery. Is it 48 over everything else or what? For instance, if this had to compile for a microprocessor, I would most likely use the distributive property to rewrite it like this: Where 48=a, 2=b, 9=c, and 3=d: ((a/b*c) + (a/b*d)) Unless you want it to be 2 *fist shake* and then it would just be a matter of doing this: (a÷(b(c+d)))
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04-14-2011, 02:44 AM   #51
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 Originally Posted by Liverandbacon How does one study for English, other than occasionally doing the work they're assigned during the year?
This gives me all the tools i need for trolling, but i can´t be bothered so I´ll simply put it this way: I don´t speak English as my first language, so I could have memorized words, grammar etc.

And by the way, I didn´t do any English homework in the entire high school, which is a feat I´m rather proud of.

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 04-14-2011, 12:47 PM #53 Ray Jones @Ray Jones [armleglegarmhead]     Join Date: Jun 2003 Location: digital Posts: 8,302 48/2(9+3) = 48/2*(9+3) = 48/(2*9+2*3) = 48/(18+6) = 48/24 = 2 (48/2)(9+3) = 288 difference I win. (Rhett too.) you may: quote & reply,
04-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #54
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 Originally Posted by post#9 288? must be some new kind of math. (48÷2)(9+3)=288 48÷2(9+3)=48÷2(12)= 48÷24=2
A little late to the party, there, Ray.

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 04-14-2011, 02:58 PM #55 Pho3nix @Pho3nix #rekt     Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: Nordic Europe Posts: 3,441 I never deal in absolutes you may: quote & reply,
04-14-2011, 03:25 PM   #56
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04-14-2011, 06:50 PM   #58
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 04-14-2011, 07:03 PM #59 Primogen @Primogen Junior Member     Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 285 Current Game: The Witcher Besides, only a Sith deals in absolutes. The Crown of Albion, an Arthurian Mythology RP Dark Age of the Republic, a Star Wars RP you may: quote & reply,
04-14-2011, 10:12 PM   #60
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 Originally Posted by Drunkside This gives me all the tools i need for trolling, but i can´t be bothered so I´ll simply put it this way: I don´t speak English as my first language, so I could have memorized words, grammar etc. And by the way, I didn´t do any English homework in the entire high school, which is a feat I´m rather proud of.
I only assumed otherwise because Lynk was referring to 'English' as a subject the way a native speaker means it. It would be reasonable (though in this case incorrect) to assume that you were referring to the same subject as the person quoted. English as a foreign language class is a totally different beast to English as a native language class, as is true with any language. Not really sure where trolling would happen, unless you went for 'lol American doesn't know other countries exist', which really doesn't provoke anyone, since being jealous of our freedoms is perfectly understandable.

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 04-14-2011, 10:28 PM #61 Lynk Former @Lynk Former internet hate machine     Status: Administrator Join Date: Sep 1999 Location: Australia Posts: 19,339 We all know Americans don't speak English though, ya'll speak American. lynkformer.com | starwarsgamer.com STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: THE FORMER LEGACY Ch1 | Ch2 | Ch3 | Ch4 coming soon... you may: quote & reply,
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04-14-2011, 11:29 PM   #63
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 Originally Posted by Lynk Former We all know Americans don't speak English though, ya'll speak American.
So Australians speak in prison slang, right? I've always been a bit unclear on that.

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 04-15-2011, 12:32 AM #65 Lynk Former @Lynk Former internet hate machine     Status: Administrator Join Date: Sep 1999 Location: Australia Posts: 19,339 I wouldn't know, I'm not descended from those folk. lynkformer.com | starwarsgamer.com STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: THE FORMER LEGACY Ch1 | Ch2 | Ch3 | Ch4 coming soon... you may: quote & reply,
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 04-15-2011, 01:01 AM #67 Canaan Sadow @Canaan Sadow Junior Member     Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Endor Posts: 366 Current Game: Pokemon & K2 48÷2(9+3) = 48 --- (9+3) = 2 48 --- (12) = 2 24(12) = 288 My College Algebra teacher last year gave us this question and 288 was the answer. you may: quote & reply,
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 Originally Posted by Liverandbacon I only assumed otherwise because Lynk was referring to 'English' as a subject the way a native speaker means it. It would be reasonable (though in this case incorrect) to assume that you were referring to the same subject as the person quoted. English as a foreign language class is a totally different beast to English as a native language class, as is true with any language. Not really sure where trolling would happen, unless you went for 'lol American doesn't know other countries exist', which really doesn't provoke anyone, since being jealous of our freedoms is perfectly understandable.
You do know that i live in "the best country in the world" (according to this article: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010...ountries.html#) so i don´t have to be jealous of your freedoms. Why did you think that would provoke me?

Let´s just drop this, I won´t come back because i became rather allergic to math when i prepared for the exams...

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 Originally Posted by Drunkside You do know that i live in "the best country in the world" (according to this article: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010...ountries.html#) so i don´t have to be jealous of your freedoms. Why did you think that would provoke me? Let´s just drop this, I won´t come back because i became rather allergic to math when i prepared for the exams...

I always knew Canadians were better than us US folks. I mean hell... look at who we chose for President... that indicates that major rough times are upon us, when we choose the Democrat that will increase our debt rather than try to break even.
 04-15-2011, 06:16 AM #70 Sabretooth @Sabretooth 鬼龍院皐月     Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: Mumbai Posts: 9,380 Ah, Lucasforums. Taking a troll maths thread into a discussion on Sith morality and inter-ethnic political comparison since 2002. you may: quote & reply,
 04-15-2011, 08:03 AM #71 Lynk Former @Lynk Former internet hate machine     Status: Administrator Join Date: Sep 1999 Location: Australia Posts: 19,339 Nah, I'm just kidding... I just don't like math. lynkformer.com | starwarsgamer.com STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: THE FORMER LEGACY Ch1 | Ch2 | Ch3 | Ch4 coming soon... you may: quote & reply,
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 04-15-2011, 12:02 PM #73 .:Lord Revan:. @.:Lord Revan:. Junior Member     Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Somewhere :D Posts: 413 Current Game: MW3 Since I am the voice of reason it is 288. you may: quote & reply,
04-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #74
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 04-15-2011, 04:15 PM #75 purifier @purifier Forumite     Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: DisneyLand Posts: 725 48÷2(9+3) = WTF? WAIT JUST A DOGGONE MINUTE HERE! OKAY, WHO THE HELL GAVE YA'LL THE COMBINATION TO MY SENTRY SAFE?! And most important question of all, why in the hell are you guys playing around with it, as if it was some complex math problem? I mean really....beats all I ever seen. gonna have to reset the dagum combination now, grumble, grumble...... SITH HAPPENS you may: quote & reply,
 04-15-2011, 06:11 PM #76 Ray Jones @Ray Jones [armleglegarmhead]     Join Date: Jun 2003 Location: digital Posts: 8,302 2 is your safe combination? you may: quote & reply,
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04-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #78
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 Originally Posted by Kael'thas Solo My College Algebra teacher last year gave us this question and 288 was the answer.
See end of post #37.

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 Originally Posted by Drunkside You do know that i live in "the best country in the world" (according to this article: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010...ountries.html#) ....
Well, Newsweek? That explains everything.

@Ray---well, when you put it that way......

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 Originally Posted by Ray Jones 48/2(9+3) = 48/2*(9+3) = 48/(2*9+2*3) = 48/(18+6) = 48/24 = 2 (48/2)(9+3) = 288 difference
i don't see no minus signs

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