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Windows 7: 48÷2(9+3) = ?

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 13 May 2011 #91 Hopalong X Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit 6,478 posts Grafton,IL Quote: Originally Posted by TheReaper The way I was taught, you do the (9+3) first, multiply 2 with 12 and only then divide 48÷24. It may be years ago, but I can still remember the basics of mathematics. Someone actually knows how to do an Algebra formula besides me. My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #92 Dave76 Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64 12,265 posts Wanderer This thread holds the record, most pages in the chillout room, before going off topic My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #93 Hopalong X Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit 6,478 posts Grafton,IL We can fix that. My System Specs
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 14 May 2011 #94 SIW2 Vista x64 / 7 X64 9,689 posts Correct answer is 2 Not many votes cast tho. My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #95 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Quote: Originally Posted by alfred01 Wow. Don't overthink it folks. Go back to simple math. 48÷2(9+3) Once you do the work in brakets this question becomes 48÷2x12 At this point you follow the math rule that you do complex problems in the order they appear, which gives you 24x12= 288 Order of Operations - PEMDAS My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #96 Hopalong X Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit 6,478 posts Grafton,IL For the formula what is the value of d when u = 3, v = 11 and t = 5? http://www.mathopolis.com/questions/q.php?id=1134 Like I stated before where is the division sign? There isn't one. The division sign is replaced by the slash making it a fraction and it is placed EXACTLY where the division sign was. 48/ 2(9+3)= 2 My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #97 The Howling Wolves Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 9,659 posts California Well for 2 cents I could have told you that from the git go! My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #98 Everlong Windows 8.1 Pro x64 3,423 posts Morecambe, Lancashire, England Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X The division sign is replaced by the slash making it a fraction and it is placed EXACTLY where the division sign was. That's just different notation. Quote: Division is often shown in algebra and science by placing the dividend over the divisor with a horizontal line, also called a vinculum or fraction bar, between them. For example, a divided by b is written This can be read out loud as "a divided by b", "a by b" or "a over b". A way to express division all on one line is to write the dividend, or numerator then a slash, then the divisor, or denominator like this: My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #99 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball 48÷2(9+3) = ? Two answers: 2 or 288 I first saw this on another forum and then subsequently on others. The amount of threads arguing which answer is the correct one is hilarious. So where does SF stand? I think I found the division sign Mike. Give Topper an apple for me will ya? Thanks My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #100 Hopalong X Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit 6,478 posts Grafton,IL Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong    Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X The division sign is replaced by the slash making it a fraction and it is placed EXACTLY where the division sign was. That's just different notation. Only important if you want to find the right answer. My System Specs