Thread: 482(9+3) = ???
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:18 PM
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Following the rules of mathematics - 288

An equation should never be written this way. This is math and it should never be 'suggestive'.

482(9+3) suggests that 2(9+3) is a combined calculation equaling 24, but when couple with the 48 in front, plays on the rules of mathematics, where multiplication and division have the same priority requiring you to calculate them in the order they appear, netting a result of 288.

To remove all suggestive reference, the equation should be written either of -
48(2(9+3)) = 2
482*(9+3) = 288

Great post! But I failed the equation writer for including suggestion/ambiguity into a math equation.
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