April 9, 2011 @ 07:43 PM

288

April 9, 2011 @ 08:15 PM

Its left to right

48 / 2(9+3)

DO parentheses first

48 / 2 (12)

Now do division or multiplication, whichever comes first starting from left to right

24 (12)

Then finish

288

EASY!

*edit*

btw in terms of priority:

multiplication = division

addition = subtraction (cuz subtraction is addition of a negative number remember

Im no math major but Im betting my money on 288

48 / 2(9+3)

DO parentheses first

48 / 2 (12)

Now do division or multiplication, whichever comes first starting from left to right

24 (12)

Then finish

288

EASY!

*edit*

btw in terms of priority:

multiplication = division

addition = subtraction (cuz subtraction is addition of a negative number remember

Im no math major but Im betting my money on 288

April 9, 2011 @ 08:26 PM

Google says it's 288

Lol

April 9, 2011 @ 08:32 PM

Inactive

iheart's in a slow class

take it easy on the kid

take it easy on the kid

April 9, 2011 @ 08:45 PM

For this reason, 48

April 9, 2011 @ 09:03 PM

Damn. HB is officially retarded.

April 9, 2011 @ 09:13 PM

48 / 2(9+3)

DO parentheses first

48 / 2 (12)

Now do division or multiplication, whichever comes first starting from left to right

24 (12)

Then finish

288

EASY!

*edit*

btw in terms of priority:

multiplication = division

addition = subtraction (cuz subtraction is addition of a negative number remember

Im no math major but Im betting my money on 288

this

April 9, 2011 @ 09:20 PM

That poll result really scares me.

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April 9, 2011 @ 09:31 PM

You fucking idiots, it's clearly 288

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April 9, 2011 @ 09:32 PM

smh. half this forum is asian, and you guys are still dumb as fuck.

April 9, 2011 @ 09:51 PM

saw it on another forum. i previously voted 2 but it's 288

April 9, 2011 @ 10:03 PM

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April 9, 2011 @ 10:31 PM

let me explain to you step by step, day by day

48 / 2 (9 + 3)

48 / 2 (12) simplify

48 / 24 parenthesis

2 division

www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-pemdas.html

this kids website should help

im surprised at the trolls on this site skewing the polls

other sites have it the other way and actually tried it

lol this forum is full of asians, but pinoids =/= asian. you are fucking retarded. fail troll is fail. pinoids = no good at math

April 9, 2011 @ 10:34 PM

well, i could be wrong, but i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era

April 9, 2011 @ 11:12 PM

smh. half this forum is asian, and you guys are still dumb as fuck.

son youre fucking dumb since you were saying 288 was wrong

♥♥♥♥♥s who got 288 are clearly autistic

April 9, 2011 @ 11:41 PM

This is wrong."x" and "/" are of equal priority. "+" and "-" are of equal priority. The "x" and "/" are of greater priority than the "+" and "-".Maybe when you're in college you'll learn this.

And like others have said, think about division as being the same as multiplication (4/2 = 4*.5) and such. And I had to edit my post because basically this has been reiterated throughout this thread plenty of times. lol

the guy from nt i quoted went to calculus 1-4 in college and said 2 the first time

but i realize its written

48 (9+3)

---

2

then its =288

i kept seeing it as

48

----

2(9+3)

either way math teachers state if written like this

48/2(9+3)

its unambiguous and can roll either way as you would never see it in that form

rather placed in fractions

the proper term for either is

(48/2)(9+3) = 288

or 48/(2(9+3)) = 2

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April 9, 2011 @ 11:58 PM

no matter what this would never be in a math book in this form

this looks like the result of someone who just typed it in from their book incorrectly without putting all ( )

same with calculators that need all ( )

btw this states 2 using implied multiplication the way i been doing the entire time so i still say 2

the op of this question finds out its 2 on youtube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFKGbU6ARQg

this looks like the result of someone who just typed it in from their book incorrectly without putting all ( )

same with calculators that need all ( )

btw this states 2 using implied multiplication the way i been doing the entire time so i still say 2

the op of this question finds out its 2 on youtube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFKGbU6ARQg

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April 10, 2011 @ 02:39 AM

i swear half u fucktards are trolling with 288...u kids cant be this dumb

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April 10, 2011 @ 02:46 AM

I grew up on PEMDAS so I multiply before I divide always. I got 2.

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April 10, 2011 @ 03:03 AM

iheart just trolled hb.

April 10, 2011 @ 03:10 AM

I asked one of my Asian friends and he said 2 first and then he said 288....so idk.

April 10, 2011 @ 04:16 AM

order of operations and pemdas are the same thing...

this.

at any rate, parentheses outrank division. so 2 is the ticket.

btw, do you racist lames enjoy staying ignorant as hell? jw

April 10, 2011 @ 04:26 AM

just read the rest of this thread.

no comment.

no comment.

April 10, 2011 @ 05:17 AM

you guys are so fucking stupid. its fucking 288. numbers outside the parentheses dont mean anything besides multiplication. the expression is the same as 48 / 2 * (9+3). nowhere is it indicated that the expression is 48/[2(9+3)]. he did not place a second set of parentheses around 2(9+3). not using this second set and hoping one would arrive at 2 is simply bad form.

April 10, 2011 @ 05:28 AM

^ yes it is...what you wrote equals 288.

April 10, 2011 @ 09:49 AM

multiplication by juxtaposition and parentheses operations share the same hierarchy. quit arguing. fucking retards.

iheart asked a simple question. in this form: 48

iheart asked a simple question. in this form: 48

April 10, 2011 @ 10:41 AM

anything INSIDE the parentheses have priority in the order of operations. after that you read the equation from left to right.

48/2(9+3)

Do the parentheses

48/2(12)

left to right

48/2*12

24*12

288

trolls keep trollin. tards keep tardin.

48/2(9+3)

Do the parentheses

48/2(12)

left to right

48/2*12

24*12

288

trolls keep trollin. tards keep tardin.

April 10, 2011 @ 03:10 PM

blaiz, its fine to take it as 48/(2(9+3)), but technically, you cannot assume that. as i said, its simply bad form to do that. you need that second set of parentheses. i would never write an expression like the OP did. see here:

mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57021.html

*"...but do so by
*

having them evaluate an expression like:

6/2(3)

that is too ambiguous for any reasonable mathematician ever to write.

And no matter what the rule, we would still constantly see students

write things like "1/2x" meaning half of x, so we'd still have to make

reasonable guesses rather than stick to the rules."

mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57021.html

having them evaluate an expression like:

6/2(3)

that is too ambiguous for any reasonable mathematician ever to write.

And no matter what the rule, we would still constantly see students

write things like "1/2x" meaning half of x, so we'd still have to make

reasonable guesses rather than stick to the rules."

April 10, 2011 @ 03:18 PM

6/2(3) is ambiguous

48

48

April 10, 2011 @ 04:49 PM

they are the fucking same type of expression. you are an idiot. its clear that you dont do enough math in your life because anyone in my position in college would always ask the writer to clear a basic ambiguity like that.

not only that, what you said implies that you have poor critical reading skills. dr. math says 6/2(3) is ambiguous...you clearly said that "multiplication by juxtaposition" (as if its some sort of special multiplication) takes precedence over division. under that pretense, 6/2(3) is not ambiguous and would simply equal 1, but no, you would be wrong.

not only that, what you said implies that you have poor critical reading skills. dr. math says 6/2(3) is ambiguous...you clearly said that "multiplication by juxtaposition" (as if its some sort of special multiplication) takes precedence over division. under that pretense, 6/2(3) is not ambiguous and would simply equal 1, but no, you would be wrong.

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