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post #16 of 116
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Originally Posted by Pantisocrat View Post
answer is 2

you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
post #17 of 116
Problem as written 48÷2(9+3) = 2 on my trusty Casio FX85.
post #18 of 116
i be dumb
post #19 of 116
I suppose the answer to this math question is dialectical to that of religions. There is no right answer but clearly there is a wrong reply. In the scheme of thing, it is how one replies that determines whether which answer is "better". I'm just a member of the Know-nothing Party.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
post #20 of 116
Its poorly written. The only reason there's any confusion is because its unclear whether the (9+3) is multiplying the 2 or the 48
post #21 of 116
I would have guessed 2
post #22 of 116
This is asinine.
post #23 of 116
if you multiply 2 with the 12 first, you will get 48/24 = 2

if you divide 48 by 2 first, you get 24*(1/12) = 2
post #24 of 116
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
This is asinine.
+1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further. If 48÷2 was to be multiplied by (9+3), it would be be put into parentheses itself. 48÷(2((9+3))) = 2 (48÷2)(9+3) = 288 People who know better have created safeguards against this kind of confusion long ago. There is absolutely nothing novel or clever about this "problem". Here's a trickier problem: Produce a divided-by sign on your keyboard without copying and pasting.
post #25 of 116
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Here's a trickier problem: Produce a divided-by sign on your keyboard without copying and pasting.

ok ÷ 'alt246'
post #26 of 116
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post
ok ÷ 'alt246'

Get a Mac.
post #27 of 116
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post
ok ÷ 'alt246'
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Get a Mac.
GET A GIRLFRIEND!!! OLOWHAM
post #28 of 116
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Get a Mac.
'alt /' on a Mac. ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ That's two less key-strokes than on a PC.
post #29 of 116
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
+1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further.

If 48÷2 was to be multiplied by (9+3), it would be be put into parentheses itself.

This, of course, would be wrong.

Don't even need a calculator for this.
post #30 of 116


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