lol a friend just asked me this and I was like wtf...

is it 2 or 288?!

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lol a friend just asked me this and I was like wtf...

is it 2 or 288?!

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288

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288. going left to right, with order of operations (divide and multiply are interchangable)

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exact.

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this

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its 288. parentheses come first, then you go left to right

so it becomes 48/2(12). then you go left to right so you get 24(12) which equals 288.

done. learn to maths.

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its 288. try going to school sometimes

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well, it depends. technically it is written in an incorrect manner.

although it is pretty clear that you mean the first option, it could be interpreted as

a: 48/(2(9+3)) = 2

b: (48/2)(9+3) = 288

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Everyone who said 288 is fucking retarded, yes you do the numbers inside the parenthesis and since the 2 is next to the (12) it is pretty much part of it. So you do 48÷ last, so it ends up being 48÷24=2. NOT FUCKING 288.

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72 i think....parenthesis first: 9 + 3=12. Then multiplication: 2 x 12=24. Then addition: 24+48=72

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LOL at people saying 288.

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i agree with tou, but i'm much nicer about it

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So many mixed answers in here.. haha, some people suck at math I guess.

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lol this thread is going dildos

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this.

It is 2.

It is 2.

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or he could learn how to write it properly so there isn't any confusion.

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My computer says it's 288 or 2. I get different values based on different languages o.0

I thought 2(12) went first cuz distributive technically comes before division of integers?

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Now that I look at it again I keep getting different answers. god dammit.

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its 2.................wow

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This is what I would say, without the uncontrollable fit of rage

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2(9+3) = 2

2(9+3) = 2

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fuck me the division sign in the thread title looks like a plus (+) sign

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haha pretty much.

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Its fucking 288

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**E**xponents

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**M**ultipliction

**A**ddition

**S**ubtraction

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this. Hahahaha

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yup thats how you write it.

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dude it's PEMDAS... as in parenthesis, not brackets. get your math lingo right bro.

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P.arenthesis

E.xponents

M.ultiplication

D.ivision

A.ddition

S.ubtraction

__Original Problem__

48/2(9+3)

**Parenthesis**

48/2(12) OR 48 / 2 X 12

**Exponents (None)**

**Multiplication/Division** (LEFT TO RIGHT)

24 X 12

THEN

288

E.xponents

M.ultiplication

D.ivision

A.ddition

S.ubtraction

48/2(9+3)

48/2(12) OR 48 / 2 X 12

24 X 12

THEN

288

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hhahaha its 288, nice try though. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally!

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Unless you take PEMDAS literally (which you should've come to the same conclusion if you did follow it), and disregard distributive properties, yes, it's 288.

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For bedmas doesn't it mean brackets first? so you would go 9+3 first not 48 divide 2?

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it's for sure 2, just written very poorly.

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

now, sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2x=288

48=288(2x)

sub back in

48=288(24)

obviously wrong.

so, letting it equal 2:

48/2x=2

48=2(2x)

48=4x

sub back in

48=48

therefore it is absolutely 2

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

now, sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2x=288

48=288(2x)

sub back in

48=288(24)

obviously wrong.

so, letting it equal 2:

48/2x=2

48=2(2x)

48=4x

sub back in

48=48

therefore it is absolutely 2

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Hmmmm. pretty sure when you wright 2(9+3). It implys that you are to use a very important rule for math.........retards

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dude I have been taught differently

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I'm posting this again, in bold. so you see it.

it's for sure 2, just written very poorly.

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

now, sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2x=288

48=288(2x)

sub back in

48=288(24)

obviously wrong.

so, letting it equal 2:

48/2x=2

48=2(2x)

48=4x

sub back in

48=48

therefore it is absolutely 2

it's for sure 2, just written very poorly.

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

now, sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2x=288

48=288(2x)

sub back in

48=288(24)

obviously wrong.

so, letting it equal 2:

48/2x=2

48=2(2x)

48=4x

sub back in

48=48

therefore it is absolutely 2

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I see. That seems correct. +K and negate my statement

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Its all how you look at it.

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2(x)=288

24(x)=288

sub back in

288=288

what can "x" be? 12, just as it was subbed for

9+3 is obviously first, so 48÷2(12)

sub in x=12

so 48÷2(x)

what would you do in that case?

quite obviously that is equivalent to 48÷2x or 48/2x

now, make it equal to 288 and it's:

48/2(x)=288

24(x)=288

sub back in

288=288

what can "x" be? 12, just as it was subbed for

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