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    alright guys. first of all i just want to say, whoever posted and tried to solve this equation, give yourself some credit whether you got 288 or 2. having even tried to solve this means you atleast tried and have a sense of hunger for knowledge and education. good on you!

    ok so.... the reason why you guys are getting 2 is because when you solve the equation in the parenthesis, you forget to remove the parenthesis once it is solved which will lead you to 48/2*(12) when really, its suppose to be 48/2*12. is there a difference in the two? ofcourse there is, 48/2*(12)= 2......48/2*12= 288

    some of you are thinkin of multiplying first because of the (12) but if you follow PEMDAS, youll figure out to divide first then multiply because PEMDAS states to go left to right

    so the answer is 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBringer View Post
    Because
    First u do thing in ()
    then multiply
    AND THEN U FUCKING DIVIDE
    why would you multiply first? when you have 2 things with the same priority you go left to right.

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    1. 48/2(9+3)
    2. 48/2(12)
    3. 48/2 x 12
    4. 24 x 12
    5. 288

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    1. 48/[2(9+3)]
    2. 48/[2(12)]
    3. 48/[2 x 12]
    4. 48/24
    5. 2

    everyones getting different answers because everyone is doing 2 different problems. and yes M comes before D in the word PEMDAS. but as far as doing it in an equation you do whatever comes first, going left to right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    1. 48/2(9+3)
    2. 48/2(12)
    3. 48/2 x 12
    4. 24 x 12
    5. 288

    ______________________________________________

    1. 48/[2(9+3)]
    2. 48/[2(12)]
    3. 48/[2 x 12]
    4. 48/24
    5. 2

    everyones getting different answers because everyone is doing 2 different problems. And yes m comes before d in the word pemdas. But as far as doing it in an equation you do whatever comes first, going left to right.
    this! Finally someone actually said it.

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    48/2(9+3) = 48/(2*9 + 2*3) = 48/(18+6) = 48/24 = 2

    You do the left to right when you dont have the ( ) this things have to always be solved first. The answer 288 would only be an outcomme of (48/2)(9+3)

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    the answer is 0 i dont know how but this is what i got in my calculator. How? i know answer is 288

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    Just look at Order of Operations

    that should be legitimate enough proof that the answer is 2.

    Like i said before, the 2 in 2(9+3) is part of the parenthesis.

    Parenthesis = 48/2(9+3)
    Exponents
    Multiplication = 48/24
    Division = 2
    Addition
    Subtraction
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    @Kallop go back to 6th grade bro you clearly know absolutely nothing about math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveya View Post
    48/2(9+3) = 48/(2*9 + 2*3) = 48/(18+6) = 48/24 = 2

    You do the left to right when you dont have the ( ) this things have to always be solved first. The answer 288 would only be an outcomme of (48/2)(9+3)
    48/2(9+3)=(48/2)(9+3) sorry but the divison and multiplying are associative(I hope this is the right English phrase) actions. You can take parenthesis if you want but it's not necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugar View Post
    Just look at Order of Operations

    that should be legitimate enough proof that the answer is 2.

    Like i said before, the 2 in 2(9+3) is part of the parenthesis.

    Parenthesis = 48/2(9+3)
    Exponents
    Multiplication = 48/24
    Division = 2
    Addition
    Subtraction
    multiplication=division in priority you do the first from left to right(Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right.)
    by the way if you type 48/2(9+3) here: Order of Operations (at the bottom you'll find a box where you can do it) you'll get 288. you just proved that the ones who're saying 288 is the answer are right.

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    The people who are getting the answer 2 is doing a distribution problem in an order of operations problem. You can't do distribution in order of operations.

    They are two different subjects!

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    288 will show in google aswell but its not right cuz comp cant understand the () rule and simply just dos from left to right.
    When you got 2 in front of ( ) you have to multiply it with w/e is inside, either way you have to do () first which is 2(9+3).
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveya View Post
    288 will show in google aswell but its not right cuz comp cant understand the () rule and simply just dos from left to right.
    When you got 2 in front of ( ) you have to multiply it with w/e is inside, its a rule.
    it's right but we're doing it in linear form now so by any computer or calculator you'll get 288 because 48/2(9+3)=/=48/(2(9+3)) but 48/2(9+3)=48*(9+3)/2 this form is linear because you can't type fractions so it goes by the following:
    [(divident)/(divisor)]*(multiplier)=[(divident)*(multiplier)]/(divisor)

    Edit: the computer doesn't know what belongs to the divisor after 48/... so you must use parenthesis to clear that. If you don't use them then the computer will take the number right after the division mark as divisor so if you write this 48/2(9+3) it will divide with 2 and then multiply with 12. But if you take parenthesis (2(9+3)) it'll know that the divisor is 2(9+3)=24... That's it.
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    BIDMAS

    you retards

    Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

    48/2 (9+3)

    So First 2 times 9 times 3

    18 + 6 = 24

    48 / 24

    = 2

    or in the other way

    9 + 3 = 12

    2 x 12 = 24

    48 / 24 = 2

    Idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaudior View Post
    it's right but we're doing it in linear form now so by any computer or calculator you'll get 288 because 48/2(9+3)=/=48/(2(9+3)) but 48/2(9+3)=48*(9+3)/2 this form is linear because you can't type fractions so it goes by the following:
    [(divident)/(divisor)]*(multiplier)=[(divident)*(multiplier)]/(divisor)

    Edit: the computer doesn't know what belongs to the divisor after 48/... so you must use parenthesis to clear that. If you don't use them then the computer will take the number right after the division mark as divisor so if you write this 48/2(9+3) it will divide with 2 and then multiply with 12. But if you take parenthesis (2(9+3)) it'll know that the divisor is 2(9+3)=24... That's it.
    Yes thats how you have to break it down to the computer when doing it, but if you do it by hand you solve it the way where the answer ends in 2

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