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Originally Posted by Pantisocrat

you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
Problem as written 48Ã·2(9+3) = 2 on my trusty Casio FX85.
i be dumb
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
you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
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
I would have guessed 2
This is asinine.
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
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Originally Posted by NorCal
This is asinine.
+1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further. If 48Ã·2 was to be multiplied by (9+3), it would be be put into parentheses itself. 48Ã·(2((9+3))) = 2 (48Ã·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.
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Originally Posted by tagutcow
Here's a trickier problem: Produce a divided-by sign on your keyboard without copying and pasting.

ok Ã· 'alt246'
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy
ok Ã· 'alt246'

Get a Mac.
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy
ok Ã· 'alt246'
Ã¶
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Originally Posted by tagutcow
Get a Mac.
GET A GIRLFRIEND!!! OLOWHAM
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Originally Posted by tagutcow
Get a Mac.
'alt /' on a Mac. Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã·Ã· That's two less key-strokes than on a PC.
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Originally Posted by tagutcow
+1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further.

If 48Ã·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.

OP is the guy in red.
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