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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2019, 12:38:10 PM »
I guess I made a mistake using instead of /
you should have started with 1+1 on this forum.  :)
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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 12:39:04 PM »
you should have started with 1+1 on this forum.  :)

I first need to figure out how to change my avatar for that one

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2019, 12:40:50 PM »
I first need to figure out how to change my avatar for that one
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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2019, 12:43:36 PM »
excel calculates it to 16

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2019, 12:44:39 PM »
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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 12:50:27 PM »
What happen to him?
Maybe he went past base camp this time?
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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2019, 12:51:12 PM »
Google seems to think it's 16

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2019, 12:59:23 PM »
That's okay. I can always discuss it with my father the Math phd who was a mathematics professor for 40 years if you want to go that route.
Go ahead, ask him. Order of operations is not a universal truth (as in the cartoon you posted), it's a convention:
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In mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (or operator precedence) is a collection of rules that reflect conventions about which procedures to perform first in order to evaluate a given mathematical expression.

excel calculates it to 16
Excel will force you to change =8/2(2+2) to =8/2*(2+2), and then give you 16. That's because Excel doesn't do implied multiplication, thus leaving left to right as the decisive factor.

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2019, 01:36:47 PM »
It's BODMAS

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
This is a fun thread.

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2019, 04:49:42 PM »
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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2019, 05:03:24 PM »

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2019, 10:44:41 AM »
I initially thought 1. Wolfram Alpha says 16. I always understdood 2(2+2) to be the same as (2*(2+2)), but evidently, that is not the case.

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Re: 82(2+2) = ?
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2019, 12:25:20 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/science/math-equation-pedmas-bemdas-bedmas.html

The NYTimes says the answer is 16, which means that some of you will agree and some of you will argue that it's anything BUT 16