Re: the math problem
[Re: Dess]
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keith_dunlap
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Didn't study for a pop quiz this morning. I thought the always correct answer was 6.5 Maybe today, but in a year or two , the correct answer may be 6
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Re: the math problem
[Re: keith_dunlap]
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Didn't study for a pop quiz this morning. I thought the always correct answer was 6.5 Maybe today, but in a year or two , the correct answer may be 6 Or 7.
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Re: the math problem
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The_Real_Hawkeye
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I'm surprised you folks didn't learn to Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally in middle school. Apply that, and it's easy. It's 16. Did it in my head in seconds, and I'm no math wiz. What's supposed to be hard about this problem? Why are people getting 1 as the answer?
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Re: the math problem
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Spotshooter
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You guys are all wrong  the right answer is Creedmoor
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Re: the math problem
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Rock Chuck
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You guys are all wrong  the right answer is Creedmoor
Bwahahahaha
Using 1 grain of powder or 16?
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Re: the math problem
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Whttail_in_MT
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PEMDAS doesn't mean you do multiplication before division. They're at the same order of operation, meaning you do them in order, left to right.



Re: the math problem
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Whttail_in_MT
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Yeah, its a trick question it depends on what system of hierarchy of the operations that you use. The answer is either 1 or 16 (PEMDAS or BODMAS respectively). No, PEMDAS and BODMAS mean the same thing, just different terminology 'round the world. It really means P,E,MD,AS.



Re: the math problem
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Have you seen this on the web? Can you solve it? 8÷2(2+2)=? Answer is 16, because I remember that you need to Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Nope. It's Please End My Depression and Suffering.
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Re: the math problem
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08/01/19

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The_Real_Hawkeye
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PEMDAS doesn't mean you do multiplication before division. They're at the same order of operation, meaning you do them in order, left to right. Yep. Is that why folks are wrongly getting 1?
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Re: the math problem
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cuznguido
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If you solve it the way it is written the answer is two. You cannot just arbitrarily add or remove parentheses and such. You have to solve the problem, not CHANGE the problem.



Re: the math problem
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cuznguido
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KIDDING! Trying to throw out a dumb answer like all the others. The real answer is ZERO



Re: the math problem
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Here's one of the comments from the article:
8÷2X(2+2) = 16 8÷2(2+2) = 1 Final answer. People who are poor in math will add that multiplication sign in their delusional minds and then follow PODMAS to come up with 16 People who are proficient in math will not add that multiplication sign and still follow PODMAS exactly and come up with 1. People like me who are stuck on RPN come up with 1 too.
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Re: the math problem
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PEDMAS  if only it was that simple. In C programming language: So I use parentheses freely, helps keep you sane. As a programmer I agree, 16 is the only correct answer
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Re: the math problem
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champlain_islander
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I came up with 16 working left to right
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Re: the math problem
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5sdad
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PEDMAS  if only it was that simple. In C programming language: So I use parentheses freely, helps keep you sane. As a programmer I agree, 16 is the only correct answer Thank you!
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Re: the math problem
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The_Real_Hawkeye
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I came up with 16 working left to right As you're supposed to.
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Re: the math problem
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nyrifleman
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Where's Mathman?
This History Professor came up with 1.
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Re: the math problem
[Re: The_Real_Hawkeye]
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I had a calculus teacher in college tell me once that sometimes there are no right answers. Wtf??
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Re: the math problem
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Well, I'm not Mathman and I'm not a programmer, but I do have an engineering degree, and did get a math minor, and I came up with 1. Eight in the numerator over 2 times 4 in the denominator is how I took it. It is ambiguous.
Edited to add, I'm also almost 60 years old and school was a long time ago.
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