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  • 2x2Matrix's picture

    This isn't funny or interesting. Why is it here?

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  • In reply to manbearpig
    2x2Matrix's picture

    manbearpig wrote:
    (e^(i*pi))/(-0.5)

    That's a pretty clever formulation, though, I like it.

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  • bfin's picture

    Bodybuiding forum no wonder....actually didn't realize riods affected brain power...

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  • bfin's picture

    I hope both of you are joking...

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  • Will Hunting's picture

    LOL AT ALL THE PEOPLE SAYING 288. how the fuck do yo not know simeple order of operations. its clearly 2...

    "Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

  • In reply to FutureBanker09
    bfin's picture

    FutureBanker09 wrote:
    PEMDAS it's 2

    ummm.... parentheses exponents multiplication division addition subtraction... with this how did you get 2?

    also read my avatar icon.... It talks about your math skills

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  • sayandarula's picture

    288.
    Obviously you do the (3+9) first because it's in the parenthesis, giving you:

    48÷2(12) which can be rewritten as 48÷2*12

    Since ÷ and * are the same in order of operations, you go from left to right so 48÷2*12 = 24*12 = 288.

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  • sayandarula's picture

    For all of you arguing 2 instead of 288 because of PEMDAS, keep in mind that PEMDAS implies that you perform the operations WITHIN the parenthesis before anything else. When you have something like 2(12) on the other hand, it is the equivalent of 2*12 and does not take priority over divisions or other multiplications.

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  • In reply to future-ib
    sayandarula's picture

    future-ib wrote:
    When you have 2*12 that is a quantity you divide that entire thing into 48. Look 48/24 is the same thing as 48/12*2

    48/24 = 48/(12*2) but NOT (48/12)*2.

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  • In reply to future-ib
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    future-ib wrote:
    black financier you might want to look at your own icon

    You think the answer is 2 you are an idiot and your math is turrible. 288. learn basic 3rd grade math. well maybe 4th.

    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48÷2(9%2B3)&t=macw01

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  • In reply to dmackorth
    bfin's picture

    dmackorth wrote:
    It is 2.

    The way it is written is confusing, if it were written appropriately it would look like this:

    48
    --------- = 2
    2(9+3)

    Lmao you can't just change the way its written because you don't agree with it.

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  • sayandarula's picture

    From a children's math website: http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_oper...

    Rule 1: First perform any calculations **INSIDE** parentheses.
    Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right.
    Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right.

    Solidarity, you bring up a good point, but I'm sticking to my guns here. While 48÷2x is not 24x, 48÷2(x) is a little more ambiguous since you could argue that it is the equivalent of 48÷2*x.

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  • In reply to Solidarity
    bfin's picture

    Solidarity wrote:
    seriously?

    48÷2(9+3) is an equivalent formulation to 48÷2x...

    HINT: the answer is not 24x

    shit like this makes me wish I were a trader...

    48/2(9+3) not 48/(2(9+3))

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  • sayandarula's picture

    I love the controversy this is igniting. Great post OP.

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  • Kanon's picture

    ^ Haha, yeah seriously...

    This really shouldn't need to be typed out and explained, but it seems some people here need to be schooled.

    PEMDAS or BEDMAS where division and multiplication share the same order (whichever comes first) and similarly addition and subtraction share the same order (last) pending on whichever comes first in the equation.

    48÷2(9+3)

    Step 1: (9+3) = 12 (bracket)
    Step 2: 48÷2 = 24 Division comes before multiplication because it's shown earlier in the equation
    Step 3: 24(12) = 288

    Seriously, why the hell are we discussing grade school math here?

  • manbearpig's picture

    lmfao. holy shit. can we all just agree that the question is written idiotically? no one would ever write it that way in the first place.

    -MBP

  • In reply to Kanon
    whateverittakes's picture

    Kanon wrote:
    absinthe wrote:
    Will Hunting wrote:
    LOL AT ALL THE PEOPLE SAYING 288. how the fuck do yo not know simeple order of operations. its clearly 2...

    Please change your name. You are retarded.

    Everyone who is a dumbass just got monkey shit thrown at them.

    lol - owned.


    Please change your name to Chuckie Sullivan. It's more fitting.

    I'm going to use this as an interview question. When an engineer gets it wrong, I'm going to laugh his ass out the door.

  • bfin's picture

    Just so those of you who think its 2 don't feel dumb its being argued all over the internet right now.... comical.

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