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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

 12 May 2011 #21 Dwarf Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64 10,375 posts Doncaster, UK The correct answer for 48÷2(9+3) is 288 Remember that expressions in paranthesis () are executed first, followed by other expressions in order of hierarchy. Operands of the same hierarchical level are executed in order from left to right. The omission of an operand at either of these locations n( and/or )n in an equation implies * by default, i.e. n*( and/or )*n. So we get the following: 48÷2(9+3) = 48÷2(12) = 48÷2*12 = 288 It would have been 2 had multiplication had a higher hierarchical level than division. Just realised I've voted for the wrong option. My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #22 rbeldua MS Windows 8 1,796 posts Near You Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 Here's the final verdict. It's 288. I stand corrected. I'll post my source if you guys would like me to. i would like to see that My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #23 oreo27 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 531 posts Philippines Quote: Originally Posted by rbeldua    Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 Here's the final verdict. It's 288. I stand corrected. I'll post my source if you guys would like me to. i would like to see that That's one. Who else would like to see? My System Specs
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 12 May 2011 #24 rbeldua MS Windows 8 1,796 posts Near You Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27    Quote: Originally Posted by rbeldua    Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 Here's the final verdict. It's 288. I stand corrected. I'll post my source if you guys would like me to. i would like to see that That's one. Who else would like to see? if 288 is the answer, i am going after one of my professors in college My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #25 Ciara Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 5,137 posts Mathematics was my best subject ... passed A Level ... answer is 2 My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #26 Bill2 Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86 5,145 posts The correct answers are 2, 288 and 17. My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #27 rbeldua MS Windows 8 1,796 posts Near You Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 The correct answers are 2, 288 and 17. solution/s please.... My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #28 yowanvista Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux 8,484 posts Mauritius According to the Order of operations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The answer should be 2 My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #29 Hopalong X Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit 6,472 posts Grafton,IL Ditto- 2 Add what is in parentheses multiply by 2 then divide it into 48. That was 4th -6th grade Math where I went to public school. My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #30 Dwarf Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64 10,375 posts Doncaster, UK Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 The correct answers are 2, 288 and 17. I can see where you can get 2 and 288 from, but can you show how you arrive at 17 ? My System Specs