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