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Mama mia, how many of you are retarded?
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Pemdas fags
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>>707270447
36
g8 b8
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>>707270447
2 you fucking retards
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>>707270940
>>707271033
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>first do (9+3) = 12
>then multiply by 2(12) = 24
>48/24
>2
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>>707271321
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>>707270447
288
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>>707270447
fucking simple. it's 17, fuckwit
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>>707271432
I literally could not be more sure unless they're some kind of Jewish trick the answer is two assuming you follow proper order of operations.
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>>707271448
Found the autist
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Pemdas fags
48/2*(9+3)
Parentheses first
48/2*12
Multiply or divide from LEFT TO RIGHT
24*12
Multiply
288

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>>707271555
Checkéd
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>>707271609
>literally
Mama mia! Your a retarded leafy fan Luigi!
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You need (or at least should have) parenthesis around the denominator, or around the individual fraction. Otherwise it's difficult to determine whether or not you divide or multiply first. But since there's no parenthesis here, and division and multiplication have equal priority:

48/2(12)
24/12
2
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>>707271654
>Multiply or divide from LEFT TO RIGHT
public education system forgets to tell the downies who think the answer is 2 this rule
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>>707271448
>>707271654
Wow look there's two of them. You autistic fucks normally you wouldn't write it in this format it would be written as a fraction and you would have to simplify this before dividing.
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>9+3=12
>48/2=24
>24 X 12 = 288
Pemdas muthafucka.
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>>707271881

i mean 24*12, so 288
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>>707270447
48/2 (9+3)
24(12)

288

It could also be 2 if you do it the PEMDAS way, but the answer is either one.
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Its 2. No matter what you want to think, anything attached to the parentheses is solved at the same time as what is in them.
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>>707271966
but it's not
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>>707270447
1728
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>>707272066
>It could also be 2 if you do it the PEMDAS way, but the answer is either one.
PEMDAS
Parenthesis
Exponents
Multiply and divide, from left to right
add and subtract, from left to right

PEMDAS is not to be taken literally
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>>707272196
It is if it's written properly, nobody writes division using the division symbol or the / assuming they've taken highschool algebra.
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>>707272233
jk 288
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>>707270447
288
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>>707271609
Division and multiplication don't have a particular order, just left to right. It's 288
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>>707272281
Not so interesting fact, in Canada I learned it as BEDMAS
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>>707270447
what is the curved line mean?
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There are two answers. 2, and 288. The real answer is that both sides are correct to a point.
Position 1: The Order of Operations: This stance states that since the standard oder of operations puts multiplication and division on the same rank, the equasion can be read as (48/2)+(9+3). This reigns with truth as 48/2(9+3) is the same as 48/2*(9+3). Using the standardized left-ro-right notation, the answer can be nothing outside of 288. This left-to-right concept is indicative of PEMDAS that we all learned in grade school.
Position 2: The distributive property: This stance states that multiplication through juxtaposition, being a commonplace concept, naturally makes a parenthetical implication around grouped numbers. Thus, the equastion appears as 48/[2(9+3)]. This technique is correct as well. However, this makes the answer 2.
tl:dr
There's two answers that are both 100% correct.
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>>707272421
Refer to my previous comment.
>>707272353
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>>707272452
Brackets
Exponents
Division
Multiplication
Subtraction
I'm guessing this. If so, literally the same shit, you stupid igloo mongoloid
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>>707270447
Two.
2.

Right?

48/2(9+3)
48/24
2?
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>>707272633
I'm aware it's the same, just thought it was interesting that there was a different acronym, you silly cumpuddle.
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troll op purposefully leaves out parentheses that would normally be there for clarification
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>>707271321
look at this dumbass. Does not know how to pemdas.
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>>707270447
you people have to be pretty fucking stupid to not know about wolfram alpha (the site that can literally do your fucking math homework for you):

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%2F2(9+%2B+3)
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>>707272594
How's that liberal arts degree treating you?
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>>707272823
explain further for ameritard
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>>707270940
>>707271033
>>707271321
>>707271555
>>707271881
>>707272136
>>707272233
retards

it's 288
PEMAS

and LEFT TO RIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS
God pray for our world
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>>707272800
>silly cumpuddle

i'll be seeing you in the trap threads i'm sure
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>ITT: Autistic people can't figure out the answer is 288.
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ORDER OF OPERATIONS!
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>>707270447
>>707272939
>>707271432
>>707271634
>>707271966
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>>707270447
Too ambiguious, needs more paranthasys
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>>707272668
No. Division and multiplication go LEFT TO RIGHT. Even though it's PEMDAS, the M and D are reversible.
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>>707273147
Haha, no thanks, I already have cancer, I don't want your faggot AIDS too
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It's 288
You do the parenthesis first which is 12
Then you divide 48 by 2 which is 24 then multiply 24 times 12 which is 288

PE MD AS
The md is multiply and divide but on the equation divide came first so you do division first
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>>707273058
if the same calculation were on a test or quiz for 3rd grade or w/e level math this is considered, the instructor would either phrase it as (48/2)(9+3) or 48/(2(9+3))
and honestly, I don't think you would see a calculation like this anywhere aside from in school
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here's the thing.

there are two ways to write out division problems -- with the "/" and by using a big line with stuff on top and bottom. when you use "/" inline, you MUST add extra parens or brackets, otherwise it needs to be done strictly left to right in PEMDAS order.

10/5+2 = 4

10
------- = 1
5 + 2

not even a math question -- just a question about the conventions used to write out math questions.
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>>707273733
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These posts are stupid.

It's BEDMAS/PEMDAS/whatever the hell you want to call it.

Brackets
Exponents
Division/Multiplication

Notice how I put Division and Multiplication on the same line (as with Addition and Subtraction)?

That's because the inherent order of those operations within each pair do not matter. It's not always division first because the D comes first in BEDMAS. It's just mnemonic, and the rule with the mnemonic is which ever of M or D come first in the equation.

I see the above being argued way too often with these questions. People are idiot. That is not the issue.

The issue is the brackets. "Brackets" in BEDMAS refers to operations within the brackets, but the mnemonic does not talk about the implicit multiplication of the brackets, as a whole, with its neighbouring number.

For example, 48/2(9+3).
(9+3)=12. Always. Settled.
What we next need to decide is if we prioritize the implicit multiplication before following the rest of BEDMAS; do we move on to the next stage, or should we continue to simplify the brackets?

Doing the implicit multiplication gives 48/24=2.
If you move on to BEDMAS and treat the brackets as a simple multiplication (48/2*12), then reading left to right, you get 24*12=288/

Different fields choose different standards.You'll always have this divide.
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>>707273869
you're* :)
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>>707273733
correction had a brainfart, second example answer = 10/7 not 1 lol send me back to grade school
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>>707270447
288 retard
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>>707273869
i corrected myself thanks, and i am in fact retarded but im getting better
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>>707271555
>>707271634
>>707271609
>>707271881
>>707271966
>>707272136
>>707272561
>>707272594
>>707272668

This is the retard list so far. Who else would like to join?
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>>707274190
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>>707270447
288
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>>707272353
youre trying to make the question fit what you think the answer should be because of your shitty terms, when you should be trying to find the answer based on how the question is provided. You're a fucking idiot.
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its 2
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>>707274605
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>>707274645
>I'm going to rewrite the question so that my answer makes sense!
You're wrong anon, it's fucking 288
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>>707272594
Why are you adding a second set of parenthesis in Position 2? Are you really this stupid?
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>>707274967
if you put it in the format the question was given its the same equation
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EXCUSE
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>>707274645
you rewrote the problem you idiot. That does not mean the same thing. What you wrote means this

48/(2*(9+3) , in that case you would be right. But the problem is

48/2 * (9+3)

You are one dumb fuck.
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MY
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>>707274967
lmfao. such stupidity here. that's not rewriting the question so that an answer makes sense. there is no agenda. A division sign separates the numerator and denominator, simply put
>>707274971
Those extra brackets are for emphasis only and do not change the math being done.

truly you must know that
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>>707270447

288
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>>707270447
288
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Math degree checking in. 288. Can't believe there's this much argument. You can't just decide to interpret it as a fraction with 12 in the denominator. If that's what it meant, it would have parentheses around it to show.
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DEAR
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>>707275277
YOU are one dumb fuck.

What does a division sign do? It separates the numerator and denominator.
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>>707274524
This is stating 48/2 then multiplied by the quantity of (9+3) which then makes it 288

but Im thinking that OP is saying that 48 is divided by the quantity of (2(9+3)) which then equals 2
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>>707275277
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>>707275319
I found the king of the Autists.

Join the list>>707274190

By far you are the winner of retardation, no one on that list has stooped down to your stupidity, and believe me they tried. The fact that you are out there interacting with society, driving, possibly breeding scares the shit out of me.
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>>707275277
This guy's right. Order of operations.. division and multiplication hold the same priority. 24*(12)=x
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>>707275319
That's some interesting headcannon you've got going there. I'm sure your English teacher is very proud of you.
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>>707270447
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>>707275437
>autism
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>>707275427
I have a math degree too.

You are an idiot and if you want to just toss the distributive property out the question entirely and not at least admit this an issue of notation and interpretation.
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It's fucking 288 you autistic fucks.
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>>707275645
this
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So what is it? An equation or anything? Need more details to call it math, bitch.
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>>707275645
dumbass, distributive property is only when we are factoring. How you got a math degree is the great mystery of this planet.
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>>707275645
There is no interpretation in mathematics you daft fuck.
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>>707275645
HURRRR DURRR I have a math degree

Put that shit in a calculator and see which one of you autists is right
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48/2 (9+3)
48/((2*9)+(2*3))
48/(18 +6)
48/24
2
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>>707275876
>>707275899
>>707275988

Oh god.
Such lack of understanding of mathematics as a science.

The calculator part is just painful.
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>>707275645

Are you trying to compete for King stupid with this guy?

>>707274645
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this post is such fucking bait. But any way

1.(9+3)
2.48/2
3.(48/2)*(9+3)
4.24*12 = 288
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when u graduate from MIT in discrete mathematics
>>707275427

>>707275645
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>>707276101
Cheap trolling or autism. Either way you have given me entertainment with your stupid statements lol.
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https://math.berkeley.edu/~gbergman/misc/numbers/ord_ops.html

Duh?!
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>>707276143
hows the baiting business coming along?
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This isn't an equation, it's just an irrational number in it's current state. Simplify it to get 2. Quite easy.

48
___
2(9+3)

48
----
2(12)

48
----
24

2
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48/2 (9+3)
48/2=24
24 (9+3)
24*9+24*3=
216+72=303
>288
>288¿?
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>>707274190
Im also canadian. I mean pemdas = bedmas. Its just our abbreviation to teach our retards to math. I got 228 still
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>>707270447
the amount of retard intensifies
>48/2(9+3)
>48/2(12)
2(12) is one term dumbasses. I put this out of green text so your tard mind can see it
>48/24 = 2
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>>707276454
not doing as good as this guy >>707276101
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>>707276472
it's an expression. and if it were irrational your argument would be invalid. you mean a rational number x/y but the original expression is missing a pair of parentheses to make it a rational number

tl;dr: kill yourself
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>>707276370
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>>707276476
it was a cheap joke on canada. Also check your math, it is 288.
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>>707270447
It's ambiguous, due to the usage of "/". Could be 2 or 288.
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>>707273326
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>>707276524
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>>707271033
1 / Multiplication = division

1 - 2 = 1+ (-2)

So

48 * (1/2) * (9 + 3) = 24 * 12
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>>707276733
no
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>>707270447
https://math.berkeley.edu/~gbergman/misc/numbers/ord_ops.html
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>>707276683
No you're wrong. I am a calculus major. I know all the science behind it. In it's current status it's an irrational number. Check any 8th grade math textbook and you'll see hahah your level of intelligence is comical to me
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glad to see we are all in agreement!
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>>707276370
Lol, not Devry, but admitedly not MIT level for myself either this post:
>>707276448
has a nice piece on the ambiguity of the question (which is my argument), and it's from Berkeley, if you really want to worry about prestige.

Math is 100% interpretation. If you refuse to even entertain the idea otherwise its quite the demonstration that you have not studied mathematics beyond grade school (which is fine if you pursued other subjects, just don't go around pretending to be a master in it).
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Um, so you do the one in parentheses first, then you solve left to right, (3+9)=12 then 48/2 is 24, then 24(12) is 288
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>>707276811
yep.
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>>707270447
48/2(9+3)

Factor
48/24

simplify by 3
16/8

multiply each side by 8
16=8

subtract 8 from each side
8=0

Rub vigorously to make more equal

8=======0

Shitposting Quota achieved.
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>>707276875
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_number
>In mathematics, an irrational number is a real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers, i.e. as a fraction.

dipshit.

>I know all the science behind it
autism
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262?
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>>707276733
Or you're fucking retarded and can't do simple maths
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https://math.berkeley.edu/~gbergman/misc/numbers/ord_ops.html

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/48293
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>>707276038
>>707275637
>>707275637
>>707276472
>>707276524
>>707277103
>>707277165

Hi retards, Join the list>>707274190

You're current king retard is either >>707274645

Or this guy>>707275645

You should all have like a retard vote for your king for our amusement.
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>>707277250
It's an old meme from 2011 newfags
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It's both. and not. Its a poorly formed statement/question/problem. the real answer is that the problem needs to be more clearly stated.

https://math.berkeley.edu/~gbergman/misc/numbers/ord_ops.html

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>>707277264
>you're

irony.gif
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>>707277221
The ambiguity creates a non-simple math problem though.

You're choosing to simplify, or do not understand it fully enough to see that.
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>>707277264
seems you took the cake! YOU'RE the king retard
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>>707271654

It is no way implied that the rest of the equations string is in the denominator position.

If you have any doubts feed it into wolfram alpha.

Night all.
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ITT "It's the way it's written, the answer could be 2 or 288 depending on how you evaluate it!"

no it isn't retards. your bullshit might work in english class but not math. there is one right answer and it is [spoiler]288[/spoiler]
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PEMDAS aka Please Elongate My Dick And Squat
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>>707275427
it should have more parenthesis regardless (it's a bad question)
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>>707277450
wolfram alpha is a computer program without the ability to interpret.
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>>707273058
not to mention this is 100% a 3rd grade problem, most likely created to troll. once you start working on quadratic equations ALL division is done like a fraction because you're allowed to reduce fucking everything. Fuck math.

2(9+3)
______
48

I rarely see any bring this up. I don't regret
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>>707277450
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>>707277360
>ambiguity

48/2*(9+3) is the same as

48
------- x (9+3)
2
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>>707277472
yes, it does work in math,
interpretation is very important in math actually.
its crucial for creating theories and the bases we build our core mathematics and science on.
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>>707277596
No, you should learn math prior to trying to solve the problem. It is unambiguously 288.

You learned PEMDAS incorrectly. You can either argue it and be an idiot, or privately learn it correctly now so you don't embarrass yourself again.
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the answer is that this is a poorly phrased question
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This is bait

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>>707277703
The question isn't 48/2*(9+3) though
It is 48/2(9+3)

the ambiguity is literally the whole point of it. Why do you think someone even posted it in the first place? It creates controversy.

Post a picture "Can you solve this? What is 12*4+3?"
Do you think it would gain any traction? Do you think there would be this large of a divide in answers?
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>>707272996
It can do other shit too brother man
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>>707277912
i see what you did there
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the fact that you idiots can't do 4th grade math scares me. 288. Bunch of blockheads.
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I'm questioning myself way too much because I'm high but correct me if I'm wrong please /b/

9+3=12
48/2= 24
24*12=288
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>>707277618
What? There is no interpretation.

This isn't a fucking pe class. This is math. Which has rules.

If the denominator was encapsulated in parenthesis this would be a different story.

/ is used primarily in computer computation due to it being a fucking character on a keyboard hence

There is no interpretation to be had.

This was not a hand written equation.

If fed into any logic process (unlike your brain) the answer is logically sound.

Now if you want your own artist rendition with your extra invisible parenthesis be your guest. It's only a rendition of fiction and the answer remains the same.
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>>707274190
I'd like to join. I think the answer is 208. Do I qualify?
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>>707270447
>48/2=24

>24x9=216
>24x3=72

>216+72=288

>288
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It's 2
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>>707277944
Except it is 48/2*(9+3)
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>>707277717
This is not open to interpretation. You need to go back and learn order of operations again.

I can't tell if I'm being trolled or if you managed to get this far in your life without understanding a concept from 2nd grade.
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>>707275876
If you'd even bothered to google "distributive property" you would have known, that's just a flat out wrong statement.
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>>707277985
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>>707270447
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>>707277944
But isn't 2(9+3) always the same thing as 2*(9+3)?
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>>707277944
are you stupid? There is no ambiguity there.

48/2 * (9+3).......solve dumbass. How you are still alive and natural selection has not weeded you out is a mystery.
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>>707278142
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>>707278116
welcome aboard son.
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Except its not.

there is no multiplication sign between the 2 and (9+3).
That's what causes the differing answers.
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>>707278092
>Implying rules aren't up to interpretation
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>>707278235
Danger labels have cause the weaker minded to survive unfortunately.
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>>707277944

48/2(9+3) is the exact same as 48/2*(9+3). There is no difference. It's the exact same.

What the hell do you think 2(9+3) is?
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>>707278232
yes, but that difference means the difference between executing the multiplication or division first
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y'all 288ers forgetting that it is 2(9+3) and not 2*(9+3) parenthetical statements need to be distributed first
2(9+3) distribute the 2 becomes (18+6) becomes 24
48/24 = 2
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>>707278235
are you stupid? their absolutely is ambiguity as evidenced by he split between 2 and 288 here. the problem is one of grammar.
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>>707278161
I know this is depressing.

There isn't a compromise lol There's one and only one correct answer. It's not art, it's not a political statement, it's pure math.
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>>707278351
well that is unfortunate. And true.
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>>707278418
try harder kid. Your bait is getting weaker and weaker.
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>>707278521
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>>707278092
Math has rules, yes.

But math is very, very open to interpretation, also.

>>707278161

BEDMAS is a grade 2 concept sure, but you are stuck in a grade 2 mindset.
If your understanding of math is limited to grade school, fine, be satisfied with your knowledge and continue on your way, but there is much more to this question than order of operations.

I am not even arguing the answer is not 288. I'm arguing the question is ambiguous and both answers can be interpreted as correct.

Saying it is 2 is not wrong.
That is one of the beautiful thing about math. Also one of the dangers!
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>>707278419
there is no correct answer to this problem.
the problem is wrong.
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For people who are continuously getting this incorrect, in my picture, I will show what people are doing wrong, then I will show whats actually happening.
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>>707271654
Nigger it's PEMDAS, multiplication before division. You go in order.
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>>707278793
>math is open to interpretation
>math
>open to interpretation
>autism
>autism
>autism
>autism
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>>707278741
>implying i used a infinitesimal time to list all those anons
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>>707278391
2(9+3) IS 2*(9+3)

Can't tell if troll but if not I feel sorry for you.
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>>707278848
that proves nothing other than an algorithm that is programmed to subscribe to one interpretation says the answer is 288, which everyone already agrees on
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>>707278793
2 is 100% wrong in every possible way, since math has rules. You can call a triangle a square, but you would have to redefine geometry.

Type the problem into Bing, Google, Wolfram, whatever... they will return 288.

Take 5 minutes and try it. Then go and actually learn the order of operations.
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>>707278959
sure. if you want to believe that.

most autistic kids are probably smarter than you anyway.
autism =/= low intelligence you ignorant fuck twad
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>>707278898
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>>707278925
thats actually false, while pemdas does work most of the time, multiplication and division can be done in any order from left to right (like subtraction with addition as they could be rewritten as division and multiplication).
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>>707276101
There's no way you're not a troll.
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>>707278925
nope!

nice try, but that is a misunderstanding.
you say notice some people don't even use PEMDAS, but instead use PEDMAS or BEDMAS, with D before M.

That is because D and M (and A and S) are interchangeable!

The issue with this question is either the way the question is presented or the order of distributive property.
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You dumb fucks have given me a good laugh. Anything other than 288 is wrong. What worries me is that I hope you are all trolls because it would be very scary knowing there are this many numbnuts out there.
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>>707279183
Are you trying to diss dirac brackets?
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>>707279129
>math
>belief
>math
>belief
>math is a belief, not accuracy
>King of autism
>King of autism
>King of autism
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>>707279322
GUYS MY CALCULATOR TOLD ME IT WAS 288
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>>707279040
... It is a fucking super computer programmed the type of people who are discovering exactly what mathematics is. These people are doing pure math research. They are literally the go to experts on math.

Your statement is the equivalent of saying a Physics professor's equation for the law of gravitation is "one interpretation" of Physics.
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>>707279442
Implying mathmatics doesn't have theoretical fields that haven't been proven yet.
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>>707279040
Can you faggots stop saying interpretation like it means something in mathematics? You're what's wrong with this world you mentally handicapped twats.
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>>707278975
Nope. Those two different statements in mathematics, to be technical. Simply put, there are the same yes, but they are different, and with this problem it does make a difference.

If you get a chance, take an abstract algebra course in university, or a course that redefines mathematics from the ground up in nontraditional terms (complex analysis and set theory both traditionally do this at the beginning of their courses to help better understand later content)
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>>707278925
WRONG BITCH

Multiplication and Division are given equal priority, as are Subtraction and Addition. A quick google search will inform you of this.

2 divided by 4 is 0.5.
2 times (1 divided by 4) is 0.5
The two things are the same operation, only applied to either the original number or its reciprocal.

Same for addition and subtraction. 1+1 is the same as 1-(-1). Same operation, only difference is positive or negative.

They are given equal priority in the order of operations, it's just impossible to convey that with an Acronym.
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>>707279536
>implying basic mathematics is theoretical.
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>>707278834
Uh that's a child so I turned it off. I have an applied math degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Go learn the order of operations.

There are in fact times when math is ambiguous, i.e.
(x)^2 = 4 is x -2 or 2? -2*-2 =4 and 2*2=4
so we say x is plus or minus.

We don't say 288 or 2 in this equation, we say 288.
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>>707279536
That is why it is called a theory you idiot lmao, my sides are gone lol
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>>707279509
Wow i ddddint know wolfram alpha is like an AI and is smart as a physics professor
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>>707279121
Bing, Google, Wolfram are programmed algorithms designed to perform a specific way. They are not the bible on mathematical theory hahaha

Math having rules IS WHY this has become a famous problem, instead of there being one answer.
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>>707279625
No i'm saying you can have beliefs about mathmatics
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>>707279569
So you mean special snowflake "mah safespace I can't be wrong" class? Are you fucking kidding me? There's no way you can be this fucking stupid.
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>>707279370
nah man i don't fucks wit dat

i only snort one marijuana a day
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>>707278793
This is so fucking dumb, math has rules. Sure they are agreed on rules and we could change equation execution to be right associative or whatever, but the fact remains that this simply is not the way that we do it and the answer to this equation, put in this way is 288. Black and white, clear as crystal.
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>>707279771
No, it's famous because fucking retards like you can't get it right and keep arguing with people about how their right answer is wrong.
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>>707279868
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>>707279771
I bet you also believe the world is flat right?
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>>707279771
They were programmed exactly the same way by humans, independently, because there's one correct way of doing things.
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>>707278306
>there is no multiplication sign between the 2 and (9+3)
>being this retarded
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>>707279322
I truly think the people who say "2" are either way undereducated and are saying it for the wrong reason, or are overeducated for this conversation.

The "288" people are not wrong by grade school math, but have no formal mathematical theory.
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>>707279921
No it becauses there are two answers and you're too retarded to accept that there are.
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>>707279121
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>>707279779
Sci Fi =/= Modern Math.

Once we have flying cars, I'll give the the go on this one.
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>>707270447
Listen up cunts, I'm gonna finish this shit once and for all.

48/2(9+3)
48/2(13)
48/26
1.86431518 in that order. (last 2 digits are the same as my post number btw)
get rekt
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>>707280007
>there's only one correct way of doing things
not autistic at all
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>>707280106
How are you still alive?
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>>707280043
seriously, I read that too and decided to just ignore it. It almost caused a headache.
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>>707270447
MY RETARDED LUIGI WHAT?
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>>707271321
This guy is right, everyone who says he is not is either retarded or trolling.
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>>707279442
Math is not "belief"
Wow, you are THICK in the head.

I was quite evidently talking about your use of the word "autism" when I wrote the word "believe"
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>>707280189
wow an actual person with an IQ of 0
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>>707278793
Bitch, you are a thousand types of wrong.

With your logic, we could mathematically determine that the velocity of the Meteor heading towards earth is either 50000 miles per hour, or 20 miles per hour.

NASA would not be guessing as to which it was. They would know quite clearly. They would similarly know that the answer to the question posed by the King Faggot, OP, is 288.

Mathematics are not open to interpretation in the slightest degree. At best, you have equation manipulation, but an incorrect manipulation is not magically correct because you interpret it to be.

For the love of all that is factual, the people who designed the communication network you're using to publish your stupidity understood precisely how very wrong you are. Your words disgrace them. You should feel ashamed, and when you're done feeling ashamed, you should go back to elementary school.
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>>707280189
uh. bruh 9+3 = 12.

Also, still nope.
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>>707280225
So? That doesn't mean you aren't retarded?
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>>707279509
>a Physics professor's equation for the law of gravitation is "one interpretation" of Physics
which... is a valid thing to say... lmfao
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>>707280417
The question being asked is faulty
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>>707280447
At least I don't have autism
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>>707279542
But... it does mean something in mathematics.

Sooo... not sure what your problem is.
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>>707280130
No. Learn the order of operations.
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>>707280090
no, this is not advanced mathematics. This is a simple pemdas question. Order of operations. This is not factoring, distributing, and polynomial equations. This is basic 4th grade math. There is one answer 288 and that is it. If you are fucking up and distributing, looking at 2 equations then you are a retard. Unless more is added to this equation for example an = with x+y to it then you can do more algebra. But nope, this is a simple math question. Don't go joining the retards on this thread now.
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>>707280189
>9+3=13
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>>707270447
48÷2(9+3) = ? is a math problem that leads to two different answers depending on the order of operations[1] used. Since 2011, message board users have debated over whether 2 or 288 is the correct answer to the problem, with no conclusive answer. This and another seemingly impossible equations have been a hot topic of forum debate that are sometimes used to troll other posters who will vehemently argue that their answer is the definitive one.
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>>707280641
You can at least type too! :) Good for you buddy.
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>>707278793
Saying it is 2 is wrong.

Its not that interpretation is wrong.

It is YOUR interpretation is wrong.

You cannot, and let me stress, CANNOT add your own parenthesis to this equation and call it correct.

Stop playing shrodinger's fucking box.

Will I say in general brevity that math can be open for interpetation? Yes.

Is this a case of it? Fuck no.

You're stupid. Shut up.
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>>707280530
I struggle with math because of how boring it is but even I know that's fucking retarded.
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>>707280530
I dare you to provide a reasonable, differing, interpretation to the law of gravity than the conventionally accepted one.
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>>707280761
The question being asked is faulty
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just going to leave this then get called wrong, idgaf leaving after
(9+2) =12
48/2 = 24
24(12) = 312
have fun retarded luigi
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>>707279634
do you know what "theory" means in science?
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>>707280852
Thanks man
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>>707280915
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>>707279634
>theory
the·o·ry
[ˈTHirē]
NOUN
a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained:

GGGUYS IM NOT AUTTTTSTIC
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>>707280090
I am going to assume that most people are misunderstanding and "over complicating" the problem to give themselves a wrong answer. When I was glimpsing the problem itself, I nearly made that mistake by over complicating the problem by looking at the whole thing as it was a fraction alone (hence looking at 48/2(3+9) where the right set of the problem was all a denominator. I thought again, redid the problem to result 288 to not looking the whole set as a fraction but rather "division" and multiplication.
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>>707279632
Uh, I am a college dropout but at least I know when I'm being trolled. the question posed has two answers.

Vi hart is a bit of nut but not a child and she knows her stuff, just the relevant part,
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>>707280953
yes, it is an educated guess. Math once proven is no longer theory. it is precise, it is accurate. You may have a theory but you have to make it correct and 100 percent accurate in order for it to be math. Learn to science dumbass.
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>>707279779
how is that a "mah safespace" class?
you people are shit at having conversations, discussions and debate.
i mean, i am willingly surfing 4chan, so i cant say i didnt know that, but damn

Genuine question, do you know what set theory, for example, is?

>>707280175
good luck getting flying cars without that type of study happening in university
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>>707281081
no. you are closed minded and don't get that OP is trolling you.
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>>707281194
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>>707279985
Nope. Oblate spheroid!
Next!
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The answer is 2 niggas, PEMDAS so go repeat the second grade bitches
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>>707280941
guy with the right answer gets ignored
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48/2(9+3)
>parentheses first
48/2(9+3)
>the rest is left to right. You do not distribute, because distribution can only apply to multiplication on either side of a + or -. Think 48/2*12
48/2=24
24(12)=288
>288.
Have I done anything wrong?
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>>707280043
there is an implicit one, but no explicit one.
can you say i am wrong about that?
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>>707281389
no point on looking considering i got 288 already...
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I can't solve it, it's a mathematical expression not an equation.
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>>707280941
24*12=288
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>ITT: All of a sudden math is a belief and it is to be interpreted like a poem and feelings.

Vid related, it is anyone that didn't answer 288.
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>>707281508
you've done nothing wrong. the problem as posed is faulty. you have been trolled.
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>>707281314
There is literally no debate in basic mathematics. If this were fucking calculus or even high algebra, maybe you'd have an argument but there is one answer here.

I am familiar with what set theory is but how is that applicable in this scenario, anon?
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>>707280417
They would know the difference between the answer being 50000 or 20 because hey would know the intended interpretation and not use stupid fucking notation like a slash.
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>>707281208
watched the whole vid.

only the end there matters.

and she adds in her IMAGINARY, yet IMPORTANT parenthesis.

Very moot. Waste of time.
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>>707281208
It really doesn't.

PEMDAS implies that Multiplication comes before Division.

Multiplication and division are the same thing, and addition/subtraction are the same thing.

2 + 2 is the same as 2 - -2

Anyways, I am done.
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>>707281546
doesn't mean you are correct. just closed minded.
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>>707281637
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>>707281697
She's wrong. You multiply or divide from left to right
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>>707280417
>Mathematics are not open to interpretation in the slightest degree

100% to a slight degree.
i would personally say there are fields of and applications of mathematics that are open to interpretation to a large degree
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>>707281792
this isn't about being close minded or not, this is math. There is only precision you autist.
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>>707281546
nvm should of watch video before saying anything, i am a massive faggot.
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>>707281911
There are fields that apply mathematics that are open to interpretation but if there is a true answer to an equation then it is not.
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>>707281762

Let me expand on why she's wrong.

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

There. This is the equation with each numerical value encapsulated by parenthesis.

This makes it much easier to see why you do what you do.
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>>707277221
and you are an angry fool who has been trolled by OP
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>>707280761
If you subscribe to it as a 4th grade math question, you are right.

If you're passing your time during a shit night on 4chan with shitty people, and want to have fun exploring the philosophical side of math and generally watching people not understanding it get mad, then there is a larger conversation to have.
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>>707281637
this. You morons.
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People
Machines
Also:
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288, any of you cunts arguing about fractions or division, kill yourself. The answer's the same unless you are a complete autist and want to answer with your retarded fractions instead of a normal number.
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Will knowing the answer help us get laid?

48/2 = 24
24*9=216
24*3=72
216+72=288

288
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>>707282337
> I'm angry and rude so you best believe I'm right!
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>>707282337
honestly that is what I tried doing at first.
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>>707280859
i didnt add parentheses if i did it wouldn't change it

2*2 is the same as 2*(2), whether I add them or not

that is never what i was arguing.
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>>707282200
It is in fact interesting to me how people can argue 2, when they clearly see results from google and wolfram tell them that they are wrong.

My theory is that they need to sleep on it since they learned PEMDAS incorrectly in grade school and ran with it for a decade plus. So it is a fact that clearly flies in the face of their view on reality.
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Its ambiguous because its a faulty question
The next thing you'll know is that we'll be arguing over whether 1 = 0.99999......
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>>707280559
You're faulty. The question being asked is fine.

Consider this, and listen up the rest of you neanderthals, this is important:

When I speak, I speak in English. My mouth makes a series of sounds which other humans recognize as being part of the English language. If you play those sounds in any order other than the order that I spoke them in, they very quickly lose meaning.

Further, when I type, I do so in English. difficult. very them reading make will order conventional agreed-upon, the than other order any in them putting but language, English the in words form that characters type I

hellish Scrambling just And them. is

And while it's true that there are plenty of other linguistic systems in place around the world, many places stick to one. Trying to use the same words or characters but changing the order in which you use them will scramble your meaning entirely.

And that's the point I want to make here. We, as humanity, could have agreed on a different way of setting up and evaluating our equations and expressions in mathematics. We didn't.

Stick to the Order of Operations, or everything falls to shit. Get a math degree and then you can propose changes. Until then, get in line or stop acting like you know anything about math.
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>>707281249
>yes, it is an educated guess

and right there, i know for a FACT, you do not know what "theory" means in science.
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The answer is clearly Jebus, you dirty witch
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>>707282669
>Order of Operations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations#Exceptions
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>>707280826
There is a conclusive answer based on a standard procedure, otherwise mathematics would completely fucking pointless. The answer is conclusively 288.
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>>707281716
because you said it is a "mah safespace", special snowflake class.

it is literally a class that explains why and how we have basic math
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Multiplication and division hold the same priority. After you solve the inside of the brackets, go left to right.

the 2 fags are retarded
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>>707282866
Have you been burning Mary Jane at the stake again?
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>>707282985
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems
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So this is what STEM lords do for fun...

I think I'll stick to saving the world please.

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>>707283064
*Jews?
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Let's delete our extra chromosomes and do some simple algebra.

The question is 48 divided by the product of 2 X (9+3).

9+3= 12
2 X 12= 24
48 / 24= 2

If you think the question is (48/2)12, you're fucking autistic.
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>>707282593
pointing to google is not a mathematical proof. nor is wolfram or maple or a calculator.

i dont care if you are arguing for 2,288, or 53 and that's what it shows. that is not a proof.
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>>707283161
>implying that art and philosophy should not be help up to different standards than science and math
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> math problem
> implying someone on /b/ is smart enough to solve it
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>>707283260
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems
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>>707283205
Ah, yes, my bad. Merry Jews at the stake.
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>>707283144
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems
oh you're good. you're damn good
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>>707283260
But I'm not arguing for 2,288. That's much too high a number.
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>>707283409
Hey if that triggers you, then see this
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>>707281716
Set theory is the underlying bedrock of theoretical mathematics. Everything is defined as sets: relations, functions, the arithmetic operations addition and multiplication, ffs even numbers themselves are defined as sets.
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>>707282975
Then the solution is to stop using slashes altogether. You should present your findings to a mathematical journal. You could win a Nobel Prize for your amazing observation.
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>>707283433
>That's much too high a number.

>implying that intuition is always correct
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>>707283348

i don't quite get how it is relevant to my comment you replied to though?
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>>707283585
No, no one wins here. It's like reverse millennial entitlement.
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>>707282669

no. it is faulty. you are being trolled and falling for it hard.
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48/2(9+3) = 48/(2*(9+3)) = 2
or
48/2(9+3) = (48/2)*(9+3) = 288
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>>707283511
oh know. i mean i truly like that link! im on your side

it's a great reply to the guy you were replying to! thanks!
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>>707270447
>basic math
48/2*12=24*12=288.
Easy
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>>707283748
You're faulty.
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>>707283656
No it's just the theorem triggers people and its in math
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>>707283579
which is my point why it is not a "special snowflake safespace" bullshit class
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>>707283815
Thanks man its nice to see that this thread is turning a positive side.