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# Windows 7: 48÷2(9+3) = ?

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 13 May 2011 #81 arkhi Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195 782 posts Quote: Originally Posted by alfred01 ... Go back to simple math. Heh, I actually have a theory on the cause of all this commotion: Us being acquainted to more complex mathematics, mainly algebra, we tend to forget the simplicity of simple problems such as this. We are very used with the x and y equations that we try to apply it to this one too (not that it shouldn't; I'm talking very down to earth here). For example, take the equation x˛/y(x+1). Upon seing the equation, we would do the groupings first and then distribute it, as we know we can barely do anything with dissimilar variables. Since almost every problem bombarded to us usually involves dissimilar variables, it becomes instict to simplify everything first and mostly do division last. My teacher always told me: "Once you become an expert engineer knowing complex things, you would tend to forget even the simplest of equations" My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #82 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi    Quote: Originally Posted by alfred01 ... Go back to simple math. Heh, I actually have a theory on the cause of all this commotion: Us being acquainted to more complex mathematics, mainly algebra, we tend to forget the simplicity of simple problems such as this. We are very used with the x and y equations that we try to apply it to this one too (not that it shouldn't; I'm talking very down to earth here). For example, take the equation x˛/y(x+1). Upon seing the equation, we would do the groupings first and then distribute it, as we know we can barely do anything with dissimilar variables. Since almost every problem bombarded to us usually involves dissimilar variables, it becomes instict to simplify everything first and mostly do division last. My teacher always told me: "Once you become an expert engineer knowing complex things, you would tend to forget even the simplest of equations" Very well put arkhi. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #83 TheReaper Windows 7 Ultimate x64 1,091 posts 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. My System Specs
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 13 May 2011 #84 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Reaper, no disrespect, but please check this link. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #85 A Guy Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 52,492 posts Bay Area Peninsula OK, light beer. Taste great, or less filling? A Guy My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #86 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy OK, light beer. Taste great, or less filling? A Guy My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #87 The Howling Wolves Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 9,642 posts California Either kind makes me pee alot............. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #88 alfred01 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1,606 posts Toronto Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves Either kind makes me pee alot............. Dennis, is it true Wolves pee in the woods? My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #89 A Guy Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 52,492 posts Bay Area Peninsula Quote: Originally Posted by alfred01    Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves Either kind makes me pee alot............. Dennis, is it true Wolves pee in the woods? Yes, but if no one is there to hear it... A Guy My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #90 The Howling Wolves Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 9,642 posts California Now gentlemen..................Don't pee me off! I just might pee on your shoes... My System Specs