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Old 02-07-2013, 08:06 PM
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Ok, It's nice that most people remember that term long after school, but if only they could remember how it flippin works.

There's this picture (see below) floating around on Facebook that states '80% can't answer this math problem' I looked at it thought no way.



I then proceeded to look at the comments posted and people are arguing it's 1 because 'thats how pemdas opperates'. No junior, you're leaving out the most crucial rule to PEMDAS. Multiplication/Divison is read from left to right (same case with addition/subtraction), not necessarily having to do multiplication before division if the division comes first .

I'm not even a math wizard or such and this annoyed me. Like clockwork, a new idiot emerges every 2 seconds preaching the answer is 1
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Ok, It's nice that most people remember that term long after school, but if only they could remember how it flippin works.

There's this picture (see below) floating around on Facebook that states '80% can't answer this math problem' I looked at it thought no way.



I then proceeded to look at the comments posted and people are arguing it's 1 because 'thats how pemdas opperates'. No junior, you're leaving out the most crucial rule to PEMDAS. Multiplication/Divison is read from left to right (same case with addition/subtraction), not necessarily having to do multiplication before division if the division comes first .

I'm not even a math wizard or such and this annoyed me. Like clockwork, a new idiot emerges every 2 seconds preaching the answer is 1
The answer is 9....
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Sigh, I KIND OF miss you sexy basturds, I'm no longer getting paid to post (been cross-training and busy at work) so It's tough to post as frequent now a days. </3
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Sigh, I KIND OF miss you sexy basturds, I'm no longer getting paid to post (been cross-training and busy at work) so It's tough to post as frequent now a days. </3
I have over 80 posts today alone. I am pretty sure that is some kind of record for me. I have pretty much wasted the entire day here.
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It's 41; he's lying. I swear I did not have sex with that man!
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I got 9 too
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Ok, It's nice that most people remember that term long after school, but if only they could remember how it flippin works.

There's this picture (see below) floating around on Facebook that states '80% can't answer this math problem' I looked at it thought no way.



I then proceeded to look at the comments posted and people are arguing it's 1 because 'thats how pemdas opperates'. No junior, you're leaving out the most crucial rule to PEMDAS. Multiplication/Divison is read from left to right (same case with addition/subtraction), not necessarily having to do multiplication before division if the division comes first .

I'm not even a math wizard or such and this annoyed me. Like clockwork, a new idiot emerges every 2 seconds preaching the answer is 1
It's 9

EDIT: Someone answered it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:18 PM
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Isn't that 117?

If so, you're wrong, haha.
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I doubt you would ever see a respectable mathematician/textbook write it like this. It looks pretty intentionally misleading just to start up a 9 or 1 debate. 9 is the correct answer of course.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:03 AM
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I doubt you would ever see a respectable mathematician/textbook write it like this. It looks pretty intentionally misleading just to start up a 9 or 1 debate. 9 is the correct answer of course.
How come ? Everyone here got the correct answer. Are you saying because there's not literally a multiplication sign right before the parenthesis? I thought the problem was pretty basic..
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What's really annoying is that it is no longer "please excuse my dear aunt sally", kids say it as "pemdas". So I'm sitting in class talking about order of operations and these kids are looking at me like I'm crazy because I'm going on about my aunt.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:33 AM
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That was easy...why would anyone get that wrong? 1+2 is 3, 6 divided by 2 is 3 then you multiply 3 and 3 ...
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That was easy...why would anyone get that wrong? 1+2 is 3, 6 divided by 2 is 3 then you multiply 3 and 3 ...
Yeah. I don't know why people struggle with this
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its them damn cellphones and video games!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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What the hell is a PEMDA?
And who is Aunt Sally?

I thought my education was adequate, but I guess I was wrong.
The problem is easy. Just not familiar with PEMDA.
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