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#45

#### mowcius

#46
##### Apr 15, 2011, 11:45 pm
Oh well aint this weird.

#### Valalvax

#47
##### Apr 16, 2011, 12:13 am

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.

9+3= 12

48/2 = 24

24*12 = 288

#### AWOL

#48
##### Apr 16, 2011, 12:16 am
Nice try.
Next
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#### cmiyc

#49
##### Apr 20, 2011, 04:21 am
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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

#50
##### Apr 20, 2011, 07:21 pm

...  It's math. There can only be 1 answer.

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.

#51
Basic math.

#### Big Oil

#52
##### Apr 20, 2011, 09:03 pm
You guys have the units all wrong:

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

#### nickgammon

#53
##### Apr 21, 2011, 10:17 am
Your question fails the basic test. Does it compile?

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`sketch_apr21b:2: error: stray '\' in programsketch_apr21b.cpp: In function 'void setup()':sketch_apr21b:2: error: expected `;' before 'u00f72'`

Therefore there can be no answer. Excepting 42 of course.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

#### cowjam

#54
##### Apr 21, 2011, 03:49 pm
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

#55
##### Apr 21, 2011, 04:50 pm
Implied multiplication may have an implied higher precedence than division, not a mathematical precedence...

#### AWOL

#56
##### Apr 21, 2011, 07:23 pm
...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.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

#### mowcius

#57
##### Apr 21, 2011, 09:39 pm

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

#### biocow

#58
##### Apr 21, 2011, 10:05 pm
Not just google.... the InterWebs! If it's on the InterWebs it MUST be true!

#### mowcius

#59
##### Apr 21, 2011, 11:07 pm
What's the interwebs?