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What's the answer to this equation?

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2 101 42.08%
288 139 57.92%
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04-10-2011, 04:38 PM
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yeah left to right always
then the answer is 288...no confusion

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04-12-2011, 04:53 PM
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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.

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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...

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then the answer is 288...no confusion
That is one terrifying avatar you have there.

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Is it Thursday night already?

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someone here went to ****** today.....

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This is still going...?

Math geeks, engineers and math teachers agree it's 288...

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04-12-2011, 05:39 PM
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are you guys STILL on this??? its been 22 pages!! WOW

i cant even SAY "only in montreal" this time

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