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April 09, 2011 @ 14:40:03 PM
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i swear half u fucktards are trolling with 288...u kids cant be this dumb


the other half must be trolling if they think Multiplication has priority over Division just because of "PEMDAS"
April 09, 2011 @ 18:20:13 PM
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According to the PEMDAS rule, multiplication has precedence over division so the next order of operation is 2x12, which gives you 24.

And finally, 48/24 = results in 2.
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This is where he gets it wrong. Sure, multiplication comes first in the acronym, but it doesn't properly relay the fact that multiplication and division or addition and subtraction are grouped and have the same priority.
PEMDAS, PEMDSA, PEDMAS, PEDMSA are all acronyms that would work to the the same effect. When all components of the equation share the same priority, you work your way left to right.

48 / 2 (12) -or- 48 / 2 * 12
= 24 (12) -or- 24 * 12
= 288

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April 09, 2011 @ 18:30:16 PM
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you niqqas are gay
April 09, 2011 @ 19:43:11 PM
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288
April 09, 2011 @ 20:15:51 PM
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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
April 09, 2011 @ 20:26:36 PM
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Google says it's 288


Lol
April 09, 2011 @ 20:32:33 PM
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iheart's in a slow class

take it easy on the kid
April 09, 2011 @ 20:45:13 PM
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For this reason, 48
April 09, 2011 @ 21:03:13 PM
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Damn. HB is officially retarded.
April 09, 2011 @ 21:13:00 PM

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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


this
April 09, 2011 @ 21:20:19 PM
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That poll result really scares me.
April 09, 2011 @ 21:31:05 PM
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You fucking idiots, it's clearly 288

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April 09, 2011 @ 21:32:51 PM
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smh. half this forum is asian, and you guys are still dumb as fuck.
April 09, 2011 @ 21:51:06 PM
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saw it on another forum. i previously voted 2 but it's 288
April 09, 2011 @ 22:03:26 PM
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in canada its bedmas...
April 09, 2011 @ 22:31:57 PM
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let me explain to you step by step, day by day

48 / 2 (9 + 3)
48 / 2 (12) simplify
48 / 24 parenthesis
2 division

http://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 09, 2011 @ 22:34:36 PM
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well, i could be wrong, but i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era
April 09, 2011 @ 23:12:18 PM
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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 09, 2011 @ 23:41:52 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
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)

tongueface

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 09, 2011 @ 23:58:52 PM
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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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFKGbU6ARQg
April 10, 2011 @ 02:39:13 AM
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i swear half u fucktards are trolling with 288...u kids cant be this dumb


fuckin thank you 50!!!!! i feel your pain!!!
April 10, 2011 @ 02:46:13 AM
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I grew up on PEMDAS so I multiply before I divide always. I got 2.
April 10, 2011 @ 03:03:37 AM
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iheart just trolled hb.
April 10, 2011 @ 03:10:45 AM
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I asked one of my Asian friends and he said 2 first and then he said 288....so idk.
April 10, 2011 @ 04:16:26 AM
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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 @ 04:26:23 AM
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just read the rest of this thread.

no comment.
April 10, 2011 @ 05:17:28 AM
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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 @ 05:28:08 AM
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^ yes it is...what you wrote equals 288.
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