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Old 07-31-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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PEMDAS tells me the answer is one. 2+2=4, 4*2=8, 8/8=1



(For non-mathies, PEMDAS is the order of operations for math functions: First is whatever's in Parantheses, then Exponents, Multiplacation, Division, Addition, then lastly Subtraction.)
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PEMDAS tells me the answer is one. 2+2=4, 4*2=8, 8/8=1



(For non-mathies, PEMDAS is the order of operations for math functions: First is whatever's in Parantheses, then Exponents, Multiplacation, Division, Addition, then lastly Subtraction.)
Once you evaluate the parentheses, you go left to right. 16
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PEMDAS tells me the answer is one. 2+2=4, 4*2=8, 8/8=1



(For non-mathies, PEMDAS is the order of operations for math functions: First is whatever's in Parantheses, then Exponents, Multiplacation, Division, Addition, then lastly Subtraction.)
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Once you evaluate the parentheses, you go left to right. 16
I'm lost. I read 8 divided by 2x4 (8) = 1
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I'm lost. I read 8 divided by 2x4 (8) = 1
After you do the parentheses, you go left to right so,

8/2*(2+2)=

8/2*4=

4*4= 16
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After you do the parentheses, you go left to right so,

8/2*(2+2)=

8/2*4=

4*4= 16
Ok, thanks. Glad I don't need to go back for any math classes anytime soon.
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PEMDAS tells me the answer is one. 2+2=4, 4*2=8, 8/8=1



(For non-mathies, PEMDAS is the order of operations for math functions: First is whatever's in Parantheses, then Exponents, Multiplacation, Division, Addition, then lastly Subtraction.)
well, no. See https://study.com/academy/lesson/wha...-examples.html
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This is why I hate math lol
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I Hate Math, But I Got That One Right! "16"
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You must be loads of fun at parties
Well, I'm a misanthropic introvert, so...what is this "parties" you speak of?
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I forgot all about that. But I'm drinking whiskey and have taken two Benadryl, so I've probably forgotten my dog's name, too.
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After Consulting With My "Smart" Work Colleagues, The Answer Is "1".
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:55 AM   #16
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Well it would appear that both answers given are right:
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/viral-m...-many-internet
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I say 1
Agree.
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A wise friend told me "t is a loaded question. You can bypass all ambiguities and misunderstanding with a bracket. Modern Western interpretation says 16. Old Eastern says 1. You can just write 8 / [2(2+2)] as is what is accepted, or (8/2)(2+2) as was used to be accepted, in order to resolve this conversation. Therefore, I would place blame on the opacity of the question."
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You guys have too much time on your hands
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Well it would appear that both answers given are right:
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WooHoo, I knew my whiskey- and benedryl-addled brain hadn't let me down!!!

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