48÷2(9+3) = 2 or 288?

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What's 48÷2(9+3) = ?

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  1. TradeMark310

    TradeMark310 Tunk vs Lux

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    I think I get the problem- it's the way it's written.

    I think if it were 48 / 2(12) then the answer is two. However, this one is written with (9+3), and this is what's throwing it off. People are adding the 9 and 3 and getting 2(12) which you would then assume is 2 times 12 and needs to be done first because it's in a parenthesis, but I don't think that is correct.

    But the (9+3) is like a place holder. I don't fully get it, but if I'm close can someone confirm at least a little?

    The fact that it's (9+3) and not (12) is somehow the place where everything is getting fucked up.

    So really it's 48 / 2 X 12, which is 288.
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  2. serge dot T

    serge dot T Shotgun Serge

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    Theres nothing wrong with how it's written, the problem is with who is interpreting it and how they're doing it.
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  3. THE CRUNK GHOST

    THE CRUNK GHOST 3PEATERS

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    lol dude, take a breath, u seem mad

    it was you who said this:


    and if u don't realize that this notation can be taken 2 different ways, after 2 CALCULATORS have given different results, then you are what's wrong with the education system blah blah blah etc etc
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  4. TradeMark310

    TradeMark310 Tunk vs Lux

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    From what I remember, math at this level isn't really up for debate. There is either a right or wrong way, we aren't talking about some theorem here. I was gung-ho 2 until I read a lot of the reasons why it is 288. Ultimately the only real wrong thing seems to be how are teachers taught us.

    Just to make an argument: your teacher probably told you Chris Columbus discovered America. Do you still believe that is true just because you learned it in an elementary school?
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  5. serge dot T

    serge dot T Shotgun Serge

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    I'm very mad, actually. Mad at how stupid you are and even more mad at whoever's at fault.

    Did you not read what I just posted? I'll repost it for you, you stupid, stupid man.

    What you fucking idiots don't understand is that X and (), though both signifying multiplication, DO NOT EQUATE TO THE SAME PROCESS.
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  6. serge dot T

    serge dot T Shotgun Serge

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    That's because you're dumb too, though. There's no way around it, no other way to solve the problem. Smmfh. One last time, then I just give up.


    48÷2(9+3) =

    48÷2(12) =

    48÷24 = 2. THAT'S IT.

    Had it been 48÷2 x (9+3) =, than YES, IT WOULD BE 288 because it would go

    48÷2 x (9+3) =

    48÷2 x 12=

    24 x 12 = 288

    BUT ITS NOT.
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  7. THE CRUNK GHOST

    THE CRUNK GHOST 3PEATERS

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    bro would you holler at that calculator too
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  8. TradeMark310

    TradeMark310 Tunk vs Lux

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    Forget it man, his 8th grade teacher told him something so it has to be the hands down truth.
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  9. Tradish

    Tradish illest alive

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    I have to ride with crunk. I def dont think this is enuff to label someone stupid.

    I was only trolling the math major dude cause nobody asked him that shit.
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  10. JerzisGod

    JerzisGod Wavy Jones

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  11. TheAak

    TheAak Well-Known Member

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    nothing is an exact science ... cause there's no way to absolutely prove the exactness of that which determines exactness

    for example, if this celestial object (forget what it is, a planet, I think) doesn't follow the exact projected trajectory, then the laws of physics will be proven wrong within the next 30 or some odd years

    also, Light seems to move as a particle and wave in the right conditions


    Finally, Ambiguity is a motherfucker ... This equation is simply exposing a flaw in something that pretty much seemed perfectly logical


    I don't understand why you call eachother idiots and argue over something neither of you can definitively prove


    funny how a thread about math (and science) reads similar to people of opposing faiths arguing about God (and religion)


    damn
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  12. TheAak

    TheAak Well-Known Member

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    lol I think serge has too much FAITH in the system
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  13. D-Lor

    D-Lor Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this guy
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  14. D-Lor

    D-Lor Well-Known Member

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    This is my main gripe with militant atheists. They think religion is CAUSING these problems. No, the propensity for human beings to behave the way they have in threads like these is the root, religion is just a symptom of that. People will never run out of things to hate others for.
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  15. Tradish

    Tradish illest alive

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    how could b AND c be right?

    if C is any kind of right that is saying that it trumps the other notation pemdas or bedmas.

    anyways bringing religion up just jump this bitch 20 more pages.
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  16. kniteshift

    kniteshift That ain't my alphabet b

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  17. TheAak

    TheAak Well-Known Member

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    excellent point ... I concur, wholeheartedly
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  18. TheAak

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    "The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function" - f scott fitzgerald

    basically that ^^^ if you will


    and if you won't: "There's no wrong way to eat a reese's" but to a lesser extent
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  19. Tradish

    Tradish illest alive

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  20. Radius

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    P.lease E.xcuse M.y D.ear A.unt S.ally AKA...

    Parenthesis
    Exponents
    Multiplication
    Division
    Addition
    Subtraction

    the answer is 2, yall some dumb asses. fuck who interprets it, if you go by the universal rule of math its 2 period. 2(12) is multiplication and it comes before division, the exponent is the parenthesis aka the first thing you do. then multiply 2(12) THEN divide....smh at how many of you people said 288
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