Whats the answer

Apr 09, 2011 @ 19:43
288
Apr 09, 2011 @ 20:15
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
Apr 09, 2011 @ 20:26
Google says it's 288


Lol
Apr 09, 2011 @ 20:32
iheart's in a slow class

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

Inactive User

Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:13
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
Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:20
That poll result really scares me.

ig @hentaiwarlord

Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:31
You fucking idiots, it's clearly 288

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Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:32
smh. half this forum is asian, and you guys are still dumb as fuck.
Apr 09, 2011 @ 21:51
saw it on another forum. i previously voted 2 but it's 288
Apr 09, 2011 @ 22:03
in canada its bedmas...
Apr 09, 2011 @ 22:31
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
Apr 09, 2011 @ 22:34
well, i could be wrong, but i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era
Apr 09, 2011 @ 23:12
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
Apr 09, 2011 @ 23:41
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

ig supremecellar

Apr 09, 2011 @ 23:58
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

ig supremecellar

Apr 10, 2011 @ 02:39
i swear half u fucktards are trolling with 288...u kids cant be this dumb


fuckin thank you 50!!!!! i feel your pain!!!
Apr 10, 2011 @ 02:46
I grew up on PEMDAS so I multiply before I divide always. I got 2.

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Apr 10, 2011 @ 03:03
iheart just trolled hb.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 03:10
I asked one of my Asian friends and he said 2 first and then he said 288....so idk.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 04:16
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
Apr 10, 2011 @ 04:26
just read the rest of this thread.


no comment.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 05:17
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.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 05:28
^ yes it is...what you wrote equals 288.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 09:49
multiplication by juxtaposition and parentheses operations share the same hierarchy. quit arguing. fucking retards.

iheart asked a simple question. in this form: 48
Apr 10, 2011 @ 10:41
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.
Apr 10, 2011 @ 15:10
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:

http://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."
Apr 10, 2011 @ 15:18
6/2(3) is ambiguous

48
Apr 10, 2011 @ 16:49
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.
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