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04-08-2011, 11:49 AM   #28
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Re: 48÷2(9+3) = ??

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 Originally Posted by AniMeFaN it doesnt mean you can set it up as a fraction, if you arent dividing by the rest of the equation you cant take the whole thing and treat it as you are by setting it up as a fraction.
But the equation you showed doesn't reveal that because there's mathematical symbols missing for it to show exactly what you said.

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 what dont you understand about order of operations, 48/2*(9+3) is suppose to be treated as (48/2) x (9+3). that is the order of operations, you solve in the bracket, the you go from left to right.
But since it's valid to treat / or ÷ as an indicator of fraction, what ACt did is also valid in this equation, it just follows a different aspect of the mathematical consensus. I repeat, brackets exist for a reason, it's just not for making the equation look pretty.

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 i did not change my mind once.
O'rly?

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 how is the equation faulty, its an equation. there has to be a definitive school of thought and consensus on this but the equation isnt faulty. most people actuayll accept the answer as 2.
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 well act is wrong because / doesnt meant seperation of a fraction, it means to divide. if the equation was written 48 / 2 x (9+3) he would still get 2 and it would be 288
And I rest my case here. I have better things to do than doing a math version of the IQ test explanation that you still don't get.
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