April 9, 2009

"bionic" wrote:I get 24..

there's another answer?

If u got 24, then either you didn't divide into 48 or multiply by 12. There's one more step from the point of "24" either way.

Dawkins thinks belief in God is an excuse to evade thinking in the scientific world. Sadly, he is ignorant to the list of christian scientists who have contributed & founded many of the sciences he himself believes in. How ironic.

April 9, 2009

oh... it's two right? duh

I am such a flake..now more than ever, it seems

math genius material..I am not

😛

heck..beauty school material, I am realizing I might not even be, at this point.

(she's even got the pink hair..lol)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....RVAT2QSpmo

Willie Wonka quotes..

What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?

Why? Are you having fun?

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

April 9, 2009

It's 288 if and only if you use the same convention that mathematicians use, which is twofold in this case:

1. Pemdas. Parentheses, exponentiation, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.

2. Division is defined to be multiplication by the reciprocal and subtraction is defined to be addition of the opposite.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

April 9, 2009

Asked my son in law who is a math teacher and has a Masters in Math. This is what he said, even I said the answer was 2.

Answer =Two,

Order of operations problem(i.e. please excuse my dear aunt sally). Parenthesis work first(add), then multiply, then divide. You can multiply or divide in any order, but work in parenthesis takes precedence regardless of operation.

Hope this helps, often people play with these sorts of problems, so there may be some trick that they may say affects the answer.

April 9, 2009

"greeney2" wrote:Asked my son in law who is a math teacher and has a Masters in Mat. This is what he said, even I said the answer was 2.Answer =Two,

Order of operations problem(i.e. please excuse my dear aunt sally). Parenthesis work first(add), then multiply, then divide. You can multiply or divide in any order, but work in parenthesis takes precedence regardless of operation.

Hope this helps, often people play with these sorts of problems, so there may be some trick that they may say affects the answer.

I'm afraid your son in law is incorrect.

48÷2(9+3)

48÷2(12) (Parentheses)

24(12) (Division)

288.

That and see the explanation of why you can multiply or divide in any order, in one of my earlier posts in this thread.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

January 11, 2013

Well, following the logic of the Math teacher (I think), I got '0.5'

48÷2(9+3)

48÷2(12)

48÷24=0.5

Of course, that is what you get when you use a calculator and you enter it in that order (12*2÷48), to get to 2, you have to clear and swap the numbers. I like your way better, at1with0. It's easier for the non-math genius (like me) to understand. Yes I do need a calculator for math :crazy: 🙂 .

April 9, 2009

"greeney2" wrote:Even I know you are dividing by the product of the right side of the division sign. Dragoness, you have the last function backwards, 48 is divided by 24, not 48 into 24.My son is law is right, the answer is 2.

If you show how he got it I could tell you where his mistake is.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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