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Udo Klein

You asked a smartass question now you get smartass answers  ]:D
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mowcius

Oh well aint this weird.

Valalvax


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

AWOL

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James C4S

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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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Schmidtn


...  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.

biocow

10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

Big Oil

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

Your question fails the basic test. Does it compile?

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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. ;)
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CowJam

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)

mowcius

Implied multiplication may have an implied higher precedence than division, not a mathematical precedence...


AWOL

...plus, you shouldn't always believe what you google.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

mowcius


...plus, you shouldn't always believe what you google.

...but...but...google is always right!

biocow

Not just google.... the InterWebs! If it's on the InterWebs it MUST be true!
10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

mowcius

What's the interwebs?

Google is the internets

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