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Re: the math problem [Re: Dess] #14017197 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by Dess
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] #14017199 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by keith_dunlap
Originally Posted by Dess
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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017215 08/01/19
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Re: the math problem [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017222 08/01/19
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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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017270 08/01/19
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You guys are all wrong - the right answer is Creedmoor

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Re: the math problem [Re: Spotshooter] #14017273 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by Spotshooter

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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017302 08/01/19
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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 [Re: Prwlr] #14017310 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by Prwlr
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 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #14017313 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
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. laugh

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Re: the math problem [Re: Whttail_in_MT] #14017317 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by Whttail_in_MT
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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017331 08/01/19
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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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017342 08/01/19
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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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017365 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
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. grin

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Re: the math problem [Re: nighthawk] #14017389 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by nighthawk
PEDMAS - if only it was that simple. In C programming language:

[Linked Image]

So I use parentheses freely, helps keep you sane.



As a programmer I agree, 16 is the only correct answer laugh


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I came up with 16 working left to right


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Originally Posted by Stormin_Norman
Originally Posted by nighthawk
PEDMAS - if only it was that simple. In C programming language:

[Linked Image]

So I use parentheses freely, helps keep you sane.



As a programmer I agree, 16 is the only correct answer laugh


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Re: the math problem [Re: champlain_islander] #14017452 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by champlain_islander
I came up with 16 working left to right

As you're supposed to.


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Re: the math problem [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017453 08/01/19
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Where's Mathman?

This History Professor came up with 1.


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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 [Re: Rock Chuck] #14017511 08/01/19
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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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