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# Windows 7: 48÷2(9+3) = ?

 View Poll Results: Which answer do you prefer? 2 35 58.33% 288 25 41.67% Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

 14 May 2011 #101 A Guy Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 52,420 posts Bay Area Peninsula Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 This thread holds the record, most pages in the chillout room, before going off topic You missed my light beer post, lol. A Guy My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #102 arkhi Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195 782 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X 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 Actually, as per your link, the answer to our problem with be 288. Following the example from mathopolis Let: u+v=48 t=12 <-as per (9+3) 48 x 12 = 288 2 From the above simplified equation, the only way we could get 2 as an answer is to multiply 48/2 to the reciprocal of 12, which we all know should never be done in this case. My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #103 Dave76 Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64 12,261 posts Wanderer Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy    Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 This thread holds the record, most pages in the chillout room, before going off topic You missed my light beer post, lol. A Guy That is what I was referring to, and past due it was... I thought page 3 was the un-official limit My System Specs
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 14 May 2011 #104 A Guy Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 52,420 posts Bay Area Peninsula Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76    Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy    Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 This thread holds the record, most pages in the chillout room, before going off topic You missed my light beer post, lol. A Guy That is what I was referring to, and past due it was... I thought page 3 was the un-official limit I felt it my duty to derail the thread. I voted 2, and everything after is too on topic! A Guy My System Specs
 14 May 2011 #105 Arc Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit 36,037 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 This thread holds the record, most pages in the chillout room, before going off topic That's our fault ! We should be loyal to the Unofficial SF Rules My System Specs
 15 May 2011 #106 Zen00 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 1,386 posts Utah My System Specs
 15 May 2011 #107 kbronski Windows 7 Pro x64 305 posts Do what's in parentheses first. The answer is 2 48÷2(9+3) 48÷2(12) 48÷24 2 EDIT: Just realized there's like, 11 pages in this thread. My bad. :/ My System Specs
 15 May 2011 #108 yowanvista Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux 8,484 posts Mauritius 48÷2*(9+3) = 48÷2*(12) = 48÷24 = 2 My System Specs
 15 May 2011 #109 kenmdotexe Win7 Ultimate SP1 6.1.7601 x86 28 posts The Republic of the Philippines The Standard Order of Operations should not be applied in this type of equation. ~ 48÷2*(9+3) = ??? In both the SOOO and PEMDAS rules, parenthesis are simplified first before proceeding. Both rule simply the equation to 48÷2*(12) or 48÷2*12 SOOO vs Pemdas ~ SOOO will basically simplify it to 288. ~ PEMDAS will basically simplify to 2. The resulting answer between both differs due to dissimilar order of mathematical processes. ~ Division is applied before multiplication in SOOO. ~ Multiplication is applied before division in PEMDAS SOOO should not be applied in this type of equation since 12 is simplified from a parenthesis which involved addition. The sum, 2 is proceeded using the PEMDAS rule since multiplication must be done first since the equation wuz simplified from a parenthesis. And since 48 wuz not derived from a parenthesis we proceed with multiplication before division. Google simplifies 48÷2*(9+3) into (48÷2)*(9+3), perhaps since it follows the SOOO in any type of equation. The indication of parenthesis in 9+3 depicts that such must be multiplied to 2. The absence of parenthesis in 48÷2 tells that both is not to be simplified first and thus 2 must be multiplied to the sum of the parenthesis before division is to be proceeded. Therefore, there is only 1 correct solution to the equation which is 2 Order of operations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Crap, I'm not even sure of what I'm saying... i'm still a kid.... My System Specs
 15 May 2011 #110 Jonathan_King Windows 7 Professional x64 13,997 posts Rednecksville I just cheated; I entered the equation into a graphing calculator, exactly like this: Code: `48/2(9+3)` Calc spit out 288... My System Specs