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Old 04-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #61
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we arent talking about excel here...

his instinct? wtf kind of mathematician uses instinct to reason. its simple mathematics! there is no confusion what so ever. 2 is simply part of (9+3). 2(9+3)=24. SIMPLE. 48/24=2. thats it! NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.

2!!!!!!!!!!

adding the "*" in 48/2*(9+3) is INCORRECT. that totally changes the question!!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:47 PM   #62
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #63
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48/(2(9+3)) =

48/2(9+3) =

Grouping is done with brackets or long root sign. No multiplication sign does not mean grouping.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:03 PM   #64
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48/(2(9+3)) =

48/2(9+3) =

Grouping is done with brackets or long root sign. No multiplication sign does not mean grouping.
you know...i'm ****ing done with this debate. the answer is 2. so since YOU mr moderator told ME that if i "...think otherwise, burn your school diploma, cause you got no use for it."

how about you grow a brain and think outside the box? clearly your knowledge is superficial. way to turn this into a personal matter....shame on you.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #65
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you know...i'm ****ing done with this debate. the answer is 2. so since YOU mr moderator told ME that if i "...think otherwise, burn your school diploma, cause you got no use for it."

how about you grow a brain and think outside the box? clearly your knowledge is superficial. way to turn this into a personal matter....shame on you.
This is basic math. There is no thinking outside the box. So yeah, burn it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #66
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i got 2.. BEDMAS right? lol
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:41 AM   #67
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Would BEDMAS take off from a tredmill?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:16 AM   #68
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I'll weigh in. I believe that the answer is 2...I thought so before and I think so now based on the assumption that the lack on a multiplication sign between the "2" and "(9+3)" infers grouping. I'd want to see a reference in a mathematical textbook that says grouping is not inferred by lack of a multiplication sign.

To verify this I used my Casio fx-991MS Scientific Calculator:

If I input, 48/2(9+3) I get 2
If I input, 48/2x(9+3) I get 288

Anyway...IMO lack of any sign infers grouping.
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^ The bottom line is this question isn't clear, and no real design calculation would be so vague (from an engineering standpoint).
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^ The bottom line is this question isn't clear, and no real design calculation would be so vague (from an engineering standpoint).
very true
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I'd want to see a reference in a mathematical textbook that says grouping is not inferred by lack of a multiplication sign.
Burden of proof is on you.
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Burden of proof is on you.
come to my lab, I'll show you my calculator
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come to my lab, I'll show you my calculator
Your calculator would not prove anything, since it's been shown that different calculator produce different results.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:23 PM   #75
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Your calculator would not prove anything, since it's been shown that different calculator produce different results.

it proves that both answers are correct based on how one interprets the equation.

however, i'm sure there are rules somewhere for grouping in a textbook.

but at least for me it seems logical that one would group numbers that are not separated by a sign.

anyway, i actually have more important stuff i should be doing right now ...who cares about math anyway
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