288

48/2=24

9+3=12

24*12=288

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

288

Edited by MeoTim#1110 on 6/12/2012 8:44 AM PDT

The answer is 2

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Excuse

My

Dear

Aunt

Sally

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

48/2*(9+3) = 48/2(12) = 48/24 = 2

It's actually:

Parenthesis -> Exponents -> Multiplication/Division -> Addition/Subtraction with precidence for items on the same tier = left to right rule.

48/2(9+3)=x

48/2(12)=x

24(12)=x

288=x

48÷2(9+3) = ?

48÷2(12) = ?

48÷24 = ?

48÷24 = 2

48 = 2x24

48 = 48

48÷2(12) = ?

48÷24 = ?

48÷24 = 2

48 = 2x24

48 = 48

is it

48/ (2*(9+3))

or

(48/2)*(9+3)

?

it's exactly what it says, 48/2(9+3) which is the same when written as (48/2)*(9+3). if it was 48/(2(9+3)) then it would be written that way instead. there is no ambiguity, the expression is completely valid and always equals 288. math is not subjective.

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

yes he did make the mistake of not doing parenthesis first but he got the right answer.

288 is the answer give me another

There's no other answer than 288. Simple order of operations. There are some exceptions as to how multiplications can be interpreted, 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.

It's very ambiguous. This is a troll post due to the nature of the division symbol, which leaves the process open to interpretation. You can either do (48/2)*(9+3), or 48/(2(9+3)).

It's a troll post.

The exam isnt over yet?

There's no other answer than 288. Simple order of operations. There are some exceptions as to how multiplications can be interpreted, 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.

Actually the correct answer is that the question is rigged in the way it's presented. There is a reason math classes stop using the division symbol usually after elementary school, it's ambiguous and confusing. There is no right answer, because the question is flawed.

BEDMAS! If you didn't get 2 you're doing it wrong, take some actual math classes.

your order of operations is incorrect

Screw aunt sally.

HEY!! Aunt Sally will kick your new maths butt!! Watch it!

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

or you could use a calculator/wolfram alpha and get 288.

multiplication and division have equal priority, in case of a tie you go sequentially from left to right, so you divide 48 by 2 before multiplying by 12.

source:http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48%2F2%289%2B3%29

Edited by larrylarry#1565 on 6/12/2012 8:45 AM PDT

288, why would there be another answer lol... you learn that when you are like 9-10 years old.

There's no other answer than 288. Simple order of operations. There are some exceptions as to how multiplications can be interpreted, 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.

It's very ambiguous. This is a troll post due to the nature of the division symbol, which leaves the process open to interpretation. You can either do (48/2)*(9+3), or 48/(2(9+3)).

It's a troll post.

The troll is around how many people can't do basic math, run to the calculator, and depending on if your calculator is a piece of !@#$ 4-function or something that you can put () into you're going to get different answers.

For those of us who can actually, you know, do math there is one answer. It's 288.

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