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Question: So what's your final answer?
2 - 6 (33.3%)
288 - 10 (55.6%)
Go create something! - 2 (11.1%)
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You asked a smartass question now you get smartass answers  smiley-twist
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Oh well aint this weird.
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I've seen this on 2 different forums and it seems about 50/50 that people get it right. And hilariously the people who don't are adamant they are right. Let's see what happens here.

Please solve: 48÷2(9+3) = ?

9+3= 12

48/2 = 24

24*12 = 288
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Nice try.
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Correct, therefore I still wonder why biocow thinks 50% of the people get it right

I have found that 50% of the time, people don't have actual data to backup statements that begin with "half the time...".
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...  It's math. There can only be 1 answer.

What about

f(x) = sin (x)

What's the root?  That has infinite answers. 

Or a quadratic.  That always gives two answers (both aren't always plausible, but you still get two answers).  Lots of mathy stuffs yield two+ answers.
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Basic math.
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You guys have the units all wrong:

9 cups shortening + 3 eggs
add 24 cups flour, stir and bake
makes biscuits for 48 people

the answer is: biscuit
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Your question fails the basic test. Does it compile?

Code:
sketch_apr21b:2: error: stray '\' in program
sketch_apr21b.cpp: In function 'void setup()':
sketch_apr21b:2: error: expected `;' before 'u00f72'

Therefore there can be no answer. Excepting 42 of course. smiley-wink
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I've just googled this and a site pointed out that implied multiplication has a higher precedence than division. For example, 2/5x would normally be interpreted as 2/(5x)
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Implied multiplication may have an implied higher precedence than division, not a mathematical precedence...

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...plus, you shouldn't always believe what you google.
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...plus, you shouldn't always believe what you google.
...but...but...google is always right!
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Not just google.... the InterWebs! If it's on the InterWebs it MUST be true!
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10 PRINT CHR$(7)
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What's the interwebs?

Google is the internets
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