# Math Problem taking the Internet by storm

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cronicmole, Apr 10, 2011.

1. ### mordecaiImmoderator

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you're wrong, you fancy cake eater.

2. ### MikeDTSenior member

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

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i be dumb

4. ### PantisocratSenior 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. ### fujiSenior 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. ### gnatty8Senior member

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I would have guessed 2

7. ### NorCalSenior member

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This is asinine.

8. ### AFG34Senior 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. ### tagutcowSenior member

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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.

10. ### thatoneguySenior member

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

ok Ã· 'alt246'

11. ### tagutcowSenior member

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ok Ã· 'alt246'

Get a Mac.

12. ### EasonBicurious Racist

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ok Ã· 'alt246'
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Get a Mac.
GET A GIRLFRIEND!!! OLOWHAM

13. ### MikeDTSenior member

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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.

14. ### Faded501sSenior member

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+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.

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