Math Problem taking the Internet by storm

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  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    answer is 2

    you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
     
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Problem as written 48÷2(9+3) = 2 on my trusty Casio FX85.
     
  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    i be dumb
     
  4. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    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.
    you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.
     
  5. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    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
     
  6. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I would have guessed 2
     
  7. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    This is asinine.
     
  8. AFG34

    AFG34 Senior member

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    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
     
  9. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    This is asinine.
    +1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further. [​IMG] 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.
     
  10. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    Here's a trickier problem: Produce a divided-by sign on your keyboard without copying and pasting.

    ok ÷ 'alt246'
     
  11. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    ok ÷ 'alt246'

    Get a Mac.
     
  12. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    ok ÷ 'alt246'
    ö [​IMG]
    Get a Mac.
    GET A GIRLFRIEND!!! OLOWHAM
     
  13. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Get a Mac.
    'alt /' on a Mac. ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ That's two less key-strokes than on a PC. [​IMG]
     
  14. Faded501s

    Faded501s Senior member

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    +1. Just when I think people can't disappoint me any further. [​IMG]

    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.
     
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    Kajak Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    OP is the guy in red.
     

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