This problem has been getting a lot of attention around the internet...

2 or 288?

2 or 288?

April 10, 2011 @ 20:06:36

This problem has been getting a lot of attention around the internet...

2 or 288?

2 or 288?

April 10, 2011 @ 20:07:32

April 10, 2011 @ 20:07:51

repost

288

288

April 10, 2011 @ 20:21:07

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It's not 24x12, it's 48/24, so my vote goes to 2.

The calculator is misreading it because when you enter it in a calculator you have to be careful with your parentheses. You should probably input it as 48/(2(9+3)) so it knows to keep everything on the bottom together. If you were to write it out by hand, that's how you'd handle it.

The calculator is misreading it because when you enter it in a calculator you have to be careful with your parentheses. You should probably input it as 48/(2(9+3)) so it knows to keep everything on the bottom together. If you were to write it out by hand, that's how you'd handle it.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:25:43

is completely different from

48/2(9+3)

you're missing the second set of parentheses so you're not supposed to multiply first.

nvm just go to the other thread

April 10, 2011 @ 20:29:50

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is completely different from

48/2(9+3)

you're missing the second set of parentheses so you're not supposed to multiply first.

nvm just go to the other thread

You don't divide 48 by 2 first and then multiply by 12. It's 48 divided by 2(9+3). My point is that to get a calculator to treat it as such, you need to use parentheses to say 48/(2(9+3)). In reality, if you wrote it out instead of using a calculator, I'm fairly certain that you would solve the denominator first by multiplying 2x12, then divide that into 48. I don't think you'd write it out and then divide 48 by 2 and multiply the answer by 12.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:32:03

288

April 10, 2011 @ 20:32:41

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^ I think the other thread proved that while most of you can post PEMDAS, few of you know how to actually use it, considering the person who started the original thread got 2 using PEMDAS and you got 288.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:38:04

48 / 2 * (9+3)

48 / 2 * 12

24 * 12

288

Multi and div are equal priority aka you do which ever comes first (same with add/sub), not whichever comes first in "PEMDAS"

April 10, 2011 @ 20:40:03

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48 / 2 * (9+3)

48 / 2 * 12

24 * 12

288

Multi and div are equal priority aka you do which ever comes first (same with add/sub), not whichever comes first in "PEMDAS"

You don't need the asterisk, 2(9+3) already implies multiplication. You are using the asterisk to justify the math you are using so you can separate the 2 from the denominator and divide it into 48 on its own. I'm sticking with 2.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:44:53

You don't need the asterisk, 2(9+3) already implies multiplication. You are using the asterisk to justify the math you are using so you can separate the 2 from the denominator and divide it into 48 on its own. I'm sticking with 2.

it's 288

April 10, 2011 @ 20:46:09

April 10, 2011 @ 20:47:26

April 10, 2011 @ 20:48:00

April 10, 2011 @ 20:50:08

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knife fight?

time and place?

like I said, everyone is posting PEMDAS in response to this problem, and no one seems to know how to use it. The last thread on this problem is full of people using PEMDAS and still fighting over 2 and 288. The guy who started the last thread used it and got 2, you used it and got 288. Enough with the PEMDAS, it's obviously not providing anyone with a definite answer.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:52:47

why is this thread existing?

April 10, 2011 @ 20:52:52

time and place?

like I said, everyone is posting PEMDAS in response to this problem, and no one seems to know how to use it. The last thread on this problem is full of people using PEMDAS and still fighting over 2 and 288. The guy who started the last thread used it and got 2, you used it and got 288. Enough with the PEMDAS, it's obviously not providing anyone with a definite answer.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%C3%B72%289%2B3%29

u done?

April 10, 2011 @ 20:53:57

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that proves about as much as the calculator pictures in the first post. wolframalpha is a CALCULATOR. Come on man, try harder than that to prove you're right.

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:55:09

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:55:13

why dont u prove that multi/div and add/sub dont have the same priority lolllll

April 10, 2011 @ 20:55:20

division and multiplication are ranked with the same priority as is addition and subtraction.

the way it is written, the answer is 288. distribution is not a rule, so you don't do that first before you do order of operations. you first do whatever is in the parentheses.terms that are on the outside of the parentheses are not part of the parentheses.otherwise in 2(9+3)^2 you would multiply the 2 into the (12) before you did the exponent because parentheses come before exponents in the order of operations. therefore the (9+3) does not belong to the 2 in the original equation. it belongs to the 48.

the answer is 288.

April 10, 2011 @ 20:57:55

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zzzboy goes to ucla doe

so did that white girl that hates asians, so ucla has lost hypebeast credibility

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April 10, 2011 @ 20:59:22

April 10, 2011 @ 21:00:10

the problem is written like this... 48

.......................................;;;;....;;;....2(9+3)

when you use "/" it is universally inferred that everything after it is in the denominator, so even though there are no parentheses around everything in the denominator you treat the problem as such.

therefore the answer is 2

.......................................;;;;....;;;....2(9+3)

when you use "/" it is universally inferred that everything after it is in the denominator, so even though there are no parentheses around everything in the denominator you treat the problem as such.

therefore the answer is 2

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April 10, 2011 @ 21:01:42

April 10, 2011 @ 21:02:27

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.......................................;;;;....;;;....2(9+3)

when you use "/" it is universally inferred that everything after it is in the denominator, so even though there are no parentheses around everything in the denominator you treat the problem as such.

therefore the answer is 2

that's exactly what I described in my post. It's 48 divided by 2(9+3), not 48/2 * (9+3).

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April 10, 2011 @ 21:03:49

.......................................;;;;....;;;....2(9+3)

when you use "/" it is universally inferred that everything after it is in the denominator, so even though there are no parentheses around everything in the denominator you treat the problem as such.

therefore the answer is 2

so...

12/3x2x2 = 1 and not 16 to you?

April 10, 2011 @ 21:04:07

April 10, 2011 @ 21:10:52

.......................................;;;;....;;;....2(9+3)

when you use "/" it is universally inferred that everything after it is in the denominator, so even though there are no parentheses around everything in the denominator you treat the problem as such.

therefore the answer is 2

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April 10, 2011 @ 21:15:27

smh

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