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Old 11-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #841
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Re: 482(9+3)=?????

Wow, can't believe I missed this. How did 2 actually win? Do people not understand basic math anymore? lol
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  • Old 11-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #842
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    i'm sure this has been posted.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=48%C3%B72(9%2B3)%3D
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    Wow, can't believe I missed this. How did 2 actually win? Do people not understand basic math anymore? lol
    50% of people are dumber than the average person.
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    Old 11-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #843
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    Disregard, I'm an idiot.

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    Old 11-01-2011, 09:26 PM   #844
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    ^http://www.slideshare.net/gillet48/p...-of-operations

    "M&D are preformed from left to right"
    and here is wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations

    i hope no one looks up my google history
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    Old 11-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #845
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    seeing this again brings the lulz. thank god I'm good at math. now I don't have to be one of the 161 people who comes back across this and feels nothing but stupidity and regret
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    Old 11-01-2011, 09:49 PM   #846
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    just solved in a TI-84 calculator

    Click the "Show Spoiler" Button to reveal hidden text.


    Most of us see the problem as 48/(2(9+3)), but apparently it is written to fool those who view it this way(this included me originally). In fact, the question is asking, what is (48/2) times (9+3), the parenthesis separate two separate functions, and using PEDMAS, we are left with 24*12, which equals 288.
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    Old 11-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #847
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    It's definitely 288 and since this poll has 2 as the most popular answer...Ants is fucked.
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    Old 11-03-2011, 08:58 AM   #848
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    This demonstrated the most idiotic thing I've seen in a long time. Not only did the majority get it wrong, but they defended their logic with the math reasoning of a 2 year old. Also, why is it that it was never firmly established that this is merely a matter of notation?

    482(9+3) = 288
    48(2(9+3))=2

    What you are essential looking at is 48/2 * (9+3)
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    Old 11-03-2011, 09:12 AM   #849
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

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    seeing this again brings the lulz. thank god I'm good at math. now I don't have to be one of the 161 people who comes back across this and feels nothing but stupidity and regret
    I feel the same way.
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    Old 11-03-2011, 09:17 AM   #850
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    wait, the votes for 2 are increasing...are people still picking the wrong answer?!
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    Old 04-28-2012, 06:03 AM   #851
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwpWw-iVKHc
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    Old 04-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #852
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    Haha awesome
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    Old 04-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #853
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    If a baseball and a bat cost $110 dollars, and the bat is a hundred dollars more than the ball, how much is the ball?
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    Old 04-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #854
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    five bucks
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    Old 04-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #855
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    wrong. its 288
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    Old 04-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #856
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    wrong. its 288


    i can see how one could fuck that up though.
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    Old 04-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #857
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

    this thread still gets me very frustrated.
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    Old 04-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #858
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    this thread still gets me very frustrated.
    that happens when youre wrong
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    Old 04-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #859
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    Re: 482(9+3)=?????

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    Its definitely 2.
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    it's not 48 / 2 * 12, it's 48 / (whatever 2 * 12 is)


    because the 2(9+3) are the same number, that sides math must be done before you divide the number.

    2*12 = 24
    48/24 = 2
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    This.

    You know the world is fucked when opinion is creeping its way into math.
    i find this funny...haha
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    Old 05-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #860
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    wrong. its 288


    While the poll result blows my mind, when you hear about how bad our countries math and science statistics stack up it doesn't really surprise me that 50% of the people got this wrong.

    It is obviously set up to be deceiving, but because it's obviously kind of strange you'd think people would really think about it. I'm just used to checking my stuff thoroughly on a daily basis... I'd be really embarrassed if I messed my work up based on some algebraic mishap like this.
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    Old 05-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #861
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    I have never seen a more stupid debate. There is no "correct" answer to this. This is not even remotely a question of mathematics, it's just a question of notation. I can't believe this topic is 28 pages long.
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    However, the answer 2 could be justified by the principle of implied multiplication.
    For example, consider the problem "2/5x."

    If one strictly follows the standard order of operations, the correct interpretation would be (2/5)*(x).

    But many calculators and textbooks state that a higher value of precedence should be placed on implied multiplication than on explicit multiplication:

    Because 5x is implied to be "5*x," it gets higher priority than "2/5." In this case, "2/5x" would be interpreted as "(2)/(5*x)."

    Returning to the original problem, if one utilizes the principles of implied multiplication, then 2(9+3) gets higher precedence than the explicit 48/2"
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    Old 05-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #862
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    50% of people are dumber than the average person.
    Could not have said it better.
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    Old 05-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #863
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    are you new to this thread? 1st time posting here?
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    Old 05-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #864
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    I understand what they're saying here, but when you have to start using the word "implied" when it comes to mathematics, something's wrong . NOTHING should be considered implied in math or anything scientific for that matter.
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    Old 05-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #865
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    People really think there's no right answer? It's a math problem. I love the one picture in that link has worked it down to 482*12 and still put 2.
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    Old 05-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #866
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    can we please make the poll public
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    Old 05-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #867
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwpWw-iVKHc
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKb6n...eature=related
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    Is he the brother of the miles per hour chick?
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