a simple math problem?

# Thread: a simple math problem?

1. ## a simple math problem?

48÷2(9+3) = ???

2. Originally Posted by syncro
48÷2(9+3) = ???
Are you trying to win a contest but forgot the basic rules of BEDMAS? (=

3. Originally Posted by syncro
48÷2(9+3) = ???
288. Thanks for making me feel good about myself.

4. yes, it is

5. Originally Posted by sdubfid

6. Now he WILL win that contest!! Dammit!

7. Originally Posted by bomber

Will if there were brackets around it like Google had it...then 288 would be correct too.

8. Originally Posted by insane_snowman
Will if there were brackets around it like Google had it...then 288 would be correct too.
wat?

The only way it would be equal to 2 is if it were written like this: 48÷(2(9+3)). It is not.

9. lol, welcome to grade 6 math class

10. Even the physics cant agree on the answer...

WTF is it???

If It were me I would send it back and have you correctly write it out!!! hahahaha

11. Originally Posted by sdubfid
2(9+3) vs 2*(9+3)
Both sides are identical; there is absolutely no difference between the two.

Originally Posted by sdubfid
but is the 2 in front of the brackets attached to the brackets because nothing is separating them?
No. Left to right in order of precedence.

48÷2(9+3) = 24*(9+3) = 24*12 = 24*10 + 24*2 = 240 + 48 = 288

12. 9+3=12
2x12=24
48/24=2

13. Originally Posted by steven
9+3=12
2x12=24 <--- FAIL
48/24=2
......

14. .... for all your computational needs...
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%C3%B72(9%2B3)

Maybe it helps if you see it as
48
2

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