Diablo® III

48÷2(9+3) = ?

Does anybody know? I keep getting different answers.
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06/12/2012 08:30 AMPosted by connor
Does anybody know? I keep getting different answers.


0/10, it's been done. Quit being a copy cat. Troll.
Edited by Lunchbox#1884 on 6/12/2012 8:32 AM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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It depends on how you interpret the 2(9+3).

Most people assume that means you must do that whole part before dividing 48 by it. It's made even more ambiguous by the special character division sign instead of a slash.

The answer is either 2 or 288.

Just getting this out of the way. The thread will be deleted shortly anyway.
Edited by Ehcks#1375 on 6/12/2012 8:33 AM PDT
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Does anybody know? I keep getting different answers.


0/10, it's been done. Quit being a copy cat. Troll.


I'm bringing it back for a second time since there is a 500-post-count limit on topics.
Edited by connor#1599 on 6/12/2012 8:34 AM PDT
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06/12/2012 08:35 AMPosted by RAGE
what's 24*27?


its over 9000
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is it

48/ (2*(9+3))

or

(48/2)*(9+3)

?
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100 Worgen Druid
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288

48/2=24

9+3=12

24*12=288

You do the division first, and the parenthesis separately, then multiply the results.


your order of operations is incorrect


Screw aunt sally.
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There's no other answer than 288. Simple order of operations. Multiplication has the same priority level as division, and must be evaluated in the reading order. There are some exceptions, but in this case, it's unambiguous.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations#Exceptions_to_the_standard
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%C3%B72%289%2B3%29

Next.
Edited by PlayerOne#1174 on 6/12/2012 8:44 AM PDT
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5760197247
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The answer is 2

Please
Excuse
My
Dear
Aunt
Sally

Parenthesis -> Exponents -> Multiplication -> Division -> Addition -> Subtraction

48/2*(9+3) = 48/2(12) = 48/24 = 2
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The answer is:

The question is ambiguous thus the answer is not well defined.
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