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48÷2(9+3) = ??

28843%43% - 40
256%56% - 51
Total: 91
justice
OctoPoster
+978|5919|OctoLand
This is fascinating, I found a thread about this on another forum...link

If you type the same equation into google, you'll see this has appeared on numerous other forums.

Pretty much every time, the poll comes up with 50% for both answers, even on a physics forum, they were split 50/50.

I haven't studied maths since A Levels but my way of working that out would always give 288. A lot of calculus experts, engineers etc. say 2 .

Interested to see how the poll turns out here.

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I know fucking karate
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|5859|Disaster Free Zone
2
Spamtheban
Undsiputed BF2s FIFA champion of all time
+132|4020|Stoke
2
coke
Aye up duck!
+440|5887|England. Stoke
288
Why would it be 2 (maths has never been my forte)
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5678|so randum
288
Small hourglass island
Always raining and foggy
Use an umbrella
Spamtheban
Undsiputed BF2s FIFA champion of all time
+132|4020|Stoke
2 x (9+3) = 24

48/24 = 2


how do you get 288 lol?
Jebus
Looking for my Scooper
+218|4943|Belgium
Saw it on bodybuilding.com

Always 288, everyone who says 2 is stupid, srs.

Would have to be  48/(2(9+3)) for it to be 2.
48/2(9+3) = 288

Last edited by Jebus (2011-04-08 14:00:02)

Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
+1,431|5143|London, England

Spamtheban wrote:

2 x (9+3) = 24

48/24 = 2


how do you get 288 lol?
math is hard

Last edited by Mutantbear (2011-04-08 14:01:13)

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Trotskygrad
бля
+354|5177|Vortex Ring State
he's doing 48/2 first, then multiplying it by 12

any sane person will tell you 2

this is all about order of operations (sounds like a military term iknorite) and PEMDAS (parentheses exponents multiplication division addition subtraction)

you perform the operations IN THAT ORDER

multiplication BEFORE division

@ Jebus

2(9+3) is an implied multiplication... still multiplication.

hence the correct answer is 2

/thread

Last edited by Trotskygrad (2011-04-08 14:01:44)

Spamtheban
Undsiputed BF2s FIFA champion of all time
+132|4020|Stoke
owned
Doctor Strangelove
Real Battlefield Veterinarian.
+1,758|5646
48/2(9+3) = 48/2(12) = 48/24 = 2

I win.

Last edited by Doctor Strangelove (2011-04-08 14:02:32)

Trotskygrad
бля
+354|5177|Vortex Ring State

Doctor Strangelove wrote:

48/2(9+3) = 48/2(10) = 48/20 = 2.4 [12/5]

I win.
since when is 9+3 = 10, mr troll
Jebus
Looking for my Scooper
+218|4943|Belgium
Doctor Strangelove
Real Battlefield Veterinarian.
+1,758|5646

Trotskygrad wrote:

Doctor Strangelove wrote:

48/2(9+3) = 48/2(10) = 48/20 = 2.4 [12/5]

I win.
since when is 9+3 = 10, mr troll
Fucking shit, fuck 7.
Sturgeon
Member
+488|4119|Flintshire
Way I was taught was this;

48/2*(9+3)

48/24 = 2
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Trotskygrad
бля
+354|5177|Vortex Ring State
actually fuckit

there is no correct answer...

it's a fuckin notation problem...

this is why you are supposed to use LONG division bars.

like

48
-----------
2(9+3)

or

48
---- * (9+3)
2

Last edited by Trotskygrad (2011-04-08 14:05:08)

Kampframmer
Esq.
+313|4021|Amsterdam

Jebus wrote:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%2F2%289%2B3%29%3D
Fuck wolframalpha.

its 2, because thats what i voted
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,627|4966|Catherine Black
Google says it's 288

I tried to work it out got 288

I think it's 288 guys
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
coke
Aye up duck!
+440|5887|England. Stoke

Trotskygrad wrote:

he's doing 48/2 first, then multiplying it by 12

any sane person will tell you 2

this is all about order of operations (sounds like a military term iknorite) and PEMDAS (parentheses exponents multiplication division addition subtraction)

you perform the operations IN THAT ORDER

multiplication BEFORE division

@ Jebus

2(9+3) is an implied multiplication... still multiplication.

hence the correct answer is 2

/thread
Shouldn't the 2 be at the end then?
48/(9+3)2
Jebus
Looking for my Scooper
+218|4943|Belgium

Trotskygrad wrote:

actually fuckit

there is no correct answer...

it's a fuckin notation problem...

this is why you are supposed to use LONG division bars.

like

48
-----------
2(9+3)

or

48
---- * (9+3)
2
No, that's why you write brackets, like I stated a few posts above. Written as in the OP, it's 288, no discussion.
KuSTaV
noice
+947|5690|Gold Coast
2 innit

fuck the internet

Last edited by KuSTaV (2011-04-08 14:09:48)

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Kampframmer
Esq.
+313|4021|Amsterdam
I think everyone with basic high school math skills will get 2 on first sight (like me).
You could think it out further and get 288, but its just because of the notation that you cant be 100% sure which one it is.
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|5859|Disaster Free Zone
2(9+3) is a single term.

whats 48÷2A =

where A = 12

Last edited by DrunkFace (2011-04-08 14:14:00)

Winston_Churchill
Bazinga!
+521|5917|Toronto | Canada

Brackets
Exponents
Division
Multiplication
Addition
Subtraction

Therefore its 2.  It is pretty poor notation though.

What if you put in x for (9+3) so that it was 48/2x.  Would you still decide to switch it to 48x/2?
Beduin
Compensation of Reactive Power in the grid
+510|4928|شمال
288
الشعب يريد اسقاط النظام
...show me the schematic

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