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What's the answer to this equation?

 View Poll Results: The answer is... 2 101 42.08% 288 139 57.92% Voters: 240. You may not vote on this poll

04-10-2011, 04:38 PM
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 Originally Posted by husamus156 yeah left to right always
then the answer is 288...no confusion

04-12-2011, 04:53 PM
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 Originally Posted by Holden66 Please could you give me the reference of where you found that it is standard practice to omit the operator. Have you considered multiplication by juxtaposition. What do you mean by saying the 2 does not find it's way into the bracket?
the way it was phrased that 2 should be in the bracket is wrong.

48/2(9+3)

If you want 2 in a bracket to make yourself feel better then do it, but it would look like this

48/(2)(9+3)

you wouldn't go 48/[2(9+3)]

that would be pure lunacy.

 04-12-2011, 04:55 PM #528 Medsas Registered User   Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Toronto Posts: 102 vCash: 500 I knew what the equation was before I opened this thread... can't believe math has become a meme... now imagine you won the \$1 million dollars and this was your basic arithmetic test to claim your reward...
04-12-2011, 04:56 PM
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 Originally Posted by Raider917 then the answer is 288...no confusion
That is one terrifying avatar you have there.

 04-12-2011, 05:22 PM #530 LePoche69 Registered User   Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: Montreal Posts: 2,610 vCash: 500 Is it Thursday night already?
 04-12-2011, 05:28 PM #531 LouisJCloutier Registered User     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Gaspésie Country: Posts: 715 vCash: 500 someone here went to ****** today.....
 04-12-2011, 05:29 PM #532 Alaix I believe.     Join Date: Mar 2010 Country: Posts: 1,016 vCash: 883 This is still going...? Math geeks, engineers and math teachers agree it's 288...
 04-12-2011, 05:39 PM #533 Redux91 I do Three bullets.     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: Montreal West Island Country: Posts: 12,464 vCash: 500 are you guys STILL on this??? its been 22 pages!! WOW i cant even SAY "only in montreal" this time

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