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View Poll Results: 482(9+3) = ???
288 122 47.84%
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:24 AM
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an easier way to write this:

48
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2(9+3)

when you rewrite it this way, the problem becomes easy...
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Y'all just confused me....

Some would look at this. 482(9+3) = 482(12) = 4824 = 2

When I plug it into my scientific calculator exactly how the problem was asked I get 288.
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It's 288. Order of operations states that you do multiplication and division in the same step, left to right. Parenthesis first of course. Had me tricked for a second there lol. Gotta love being an engineer
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We are all right. It depends on the order of operations you use and how you treat implied multiplication. A ti-85 calculator says 2. A ti-86 says 288. Here is a link that might help:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/48293
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Yup, I got 2 as well until I checked the order of precedence thing. Lo and behold when you are dealing with division and multiplication they are the same order however go from left to right. Sooooooo the division is done first in this case hence 288 ha ha ha kind of a trick question.
Same here until I remembered the order of operations, but that will definitely get one thinking first thing in the morning. Now that I have that figured out, time to do the checkbook

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Checkbook? people still use those? :-)
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My 13 yr old homeschooled child arrived at 288. I just ask her......
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Well let's just say I have one and only use the register out of it haha just to keep track since I think I only write one check a month, if that.

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This one has been making its way around the forums. I have seen math professors at the college level getting in on-line screaming matches about who is correct. Funny to follow how upset people get about who is correct regarding a invented equation written by someone with the sloe intent of creating this debate. The equation would never have been written in that format to begin with if written properly.
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Hmmmmm, for some reason "who's smarter than a fifth grader" comes to mind.......
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