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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eiden wrote:
The answer is unambiguous (288) but the process is unclear to most people.

The convention I was taught growing up states that multiplication is done before division, PEMDAS. If 48÷2(9+3)= were instead written as (48÷2)(9+3)= or 48÷(2(9+3))= then there would be no confusion.

Actually mouse said this back on page 1:
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if you really, really want to work it properly, you put in more parentheses.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realistically, you are demonstrating what I said. Conventions and all.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
The convention I was taught growing up states that multiplication is done before division, PEMDAS.


When I was taught PEMDAS it was parenthesis, exponents, multiplication and division (as one unit), addition and subtraction (as one unit). So when you get to multiplication/division (or addition/subtraction for that matter) you go from left to right as the problem is written since they share the same priority in the order of operations.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHY DO I KEEP READING THIS THREAD
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eiden, I like that you're back.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-The question itself is inherently flawed - it is obvious whoever wrote it left off a set of braces.

-Left to right is standard.

-Reverse Polish is so much better

-As written, should be interpretted as this:

-If there's ever a debate like this, try seeing what Wolfram|Alpha says. Seriously, those people know what they're doing.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This shit is popping up everywhere, even in my goddamn soccerforum. I'm seriously getting pissed off by this shit.

My beautiful, sweet math slandered into a internet-meme. This is disgusting, have those people no shame?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluebeards lot wrote:
This shit is popping up everywhere, even in my goddamn soccerforum. I'm seriously getting pissed off by this shit.

My beautiful, sweet math slandered into a internet-meme. This is disgusting, have those people no shame?


Who are you?
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bluebeards lot



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:


Who are you?


What do you mean?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluebeards lot wrote:
This shit is popping up everywhere, even in my goddamn soccerforum. I'm seriously getting pissed off by this shit.

My beautiful, sweet math slandered into a internet-meme. This is disgusting, have those people no shame?


Of course, we have shame.

We have so much of it that 'what's a little more gonna matter?'

It's like feeding 15 stray cats in your backyard. Are you really going to notice any difference if there are sixteen?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneponytoruleall wrote:

It's like feeding 15 stray cats in your backyard. Are you really going to notice any difference if there are sixteen?


Depends, are the 15 gonna devour the 16th one?

Btw i don't know if that was noticeable, but i wasn't really serious about the first post.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you might have missed that neither was I.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is godzilla loose again?

where is godzilla anyway, now that we need him?
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