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# Maths Conundrum

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48÷2(9+3) = ? Simply, what's the answer? Read More
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
48÷2(9+3) = ?

Simply, what's the answer?
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#2
hasn't someone recently posted the same sum on misc yesterday?

Im sure people said either 24 or 288
#3
I posted this yesterday, thread got removed.
#4
old meme is old.
#5
SkinnyPanda
I posted this yesterday, thread got removed.

I thought it was you but checked your thread and couldn't see it lol
1 Like #6
2

isnt it.. or would that be 48/(2(9+3))
.. ive got lost in the brackets.. its been too long

EDIY: ive just clicked on the meme link think.. i see its meant to be confusing!!

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 13, 2011 21:45
#7
2..
2 Likes #8
According to BODMAS

48÷2(9+3)
48 / 2{12) BRACKETS
...............ORDER
24(12)......DIVISION
288..........MULTIPLICATION
................ADDITION
................SUBTRACTION

So 288 is what i get.
#9
just noticed i've used this vvv (taken from DG's link)

If one uses multiplication before division (PEMDAS being especially popular in the United States), the problem would be solved like this:

48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
48 ÷ 2 * (12)=
48 ÷ 2 * 12=
48 ÷ 24=
2
1 Like #10
2 was the answer according to the first law of JOEPROSHO

48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
2

purely because its a bit quicker in my head to do 24/12 than 24*12

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 13, 2011 21:55
#11
BUT...............according to First Law of Marina, the answer can also be 288 as explained by peodude and verified by MS Excel. :)
#12
Marina
BUT...............according to First Law of Marina, the answer can also be 288 as explained by peodude and verified by MS Excel. :)

im sorry your law does not even appear in capitals so it is clearly inferior just on these grounds oO

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 13, 2011 22:00
#13
I always got taught it was the BODMAS way as peodude said
1 Like #14
joeprosho
2 was the answer according to the first law of JOEPROSHO
48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
2

purely because its a bit quicker in my head to do 24/12 than 24*12

joeprosho
Marina
BUT...............according to First Law of Marina, the answer can also be 288 as explained by peodude and verified by MS Excel. :)

im sorry your law does not even appear in capitals so it is clearly inferior just on these grounds

But you're law is not capitalised, on that grounds it doesn't qualify as a law at all, sorry. X)
#15
Becksdawe
I always got taught it was the BODMAS way as peodude said

i think i did aswell... but im in too deep now
#16
Marina
joeprosho
2 was the answer according to the first law of JOEPROSHO
48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=
2

purely because its a bit quicker in my head to do 24/12 than 24*12

joeprosho
Marina
BUT...............according to First Law of Marina, the answer can also be 288 as explained by peodude and verified by MS Excel. :)

im sorry your law does not even appear in capitals so it is clearly inferior just on these grounds

But you're law is not capitalised, on that grounds it doesn't qualify as a law at all, sorry. X)

uve confused me well and truly lol
#17
48÷2(9+3) =
????
profit
#18
joeprosho

uve confused me well and truly lol

Yay X)

I meant capitalized like this >>>First Law of Marina

Now i'm confused :)
#19
16. It's the tangent multiplied by the cosin.
So - (48x3(27^(1/3)) = 32-(8/2)
Pretty obvious really to anyone with even a basic grasp of algebra.

:D
#20
Simples... 288.

According to this
1 Like #21
Marina
joeprosho

uve confused me well and truly lol

Yay X)

I meant capitalized like this >>>First Law of Marina

Now i'm confused :)

oop i meant capatilised as a ficticious accronym! im with you now :D
#22
i prefer my question of impossible numbers however but dislike the answer i got from miscers on here,

the sqrt of -4?

the answer i got was 2i....

which basically means 2 * sqrt -1!! (i think) basically means a whole bloom mini equation in its own right! i prefer it just being an impossible both plus and minus number :D

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 13, 2011 22:26
#23
the way it's written the answer is surely 2.

if you want the answer of 288 it should be written (48/2)*(9+3)

another way to look at it is 48*1/(2(9+3))

google and all are wrong :p
#24
zurich
the way it's written the answer is surely 2.

if you want the answer of 288 it should be written (48/2)*(9+3)

another way to look at it is 48*1/(2(9+3))

google and all are wrong :p

i dont understand why you have 48*1.. seems a little unecessarry
#25
Bodmas numpty for the win.
where is he??
#26
just trying to say that multiplication and division are equivalent operations, if you see what i mean.
#27
hmm makes more sense now i suppose, think youve the same way of thinking as me in my first post towards it
#28
seriously.....this thread again and seriously the same maths wars again!

lame
1 Like #29
magicbeans
seriously.....this thread again and seriously the same maths wars again!

lame

ive been here the whole time but must have missed the war.... plus its a first time discussion for me :D both ways can be correct dependant upon which methods u apply and favour, simple!

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 13, 2011 23:06
1 Like #30
magicbeans
seriously.....this thread again and seriously the same maths wars again!

lame

first time i've seen it. just throwing in my tuppence. :)
#31
sorry guys....im being mean as im on a diet.....lack of food makes me evil!
#32
answer is 42
1 Like #33
Who would pay any attention at all to some New World rejig?
As MB so eloquently says - BODMAS for the win!

MB - re diet - eat eggs - they fill you up!
1 Like #34
jayjayuk1234
answer is 42

Just wait a sodding minute! You want a question that goes with the answer 42? Well, how about what's six times seven? Or how many Vogons does it take to change a lightbulb? Here's one! How many roads must a man walk down?
1 Like #35
jiminym
jayjayuk1234
answer is 42

Just wait a sodding minute! You want a question that goes with the answer 42? Well, how about what's six times seven? Or how many Vogons does it take to change a lightbulb? Here's one! How many roads must a man walk down?

Hey, that's not bad!
#36
jayjayuk1234
jiminym
jayjayuk1234
answer is 42

Just wait a sodding minute! You want a question that goes with the answer 42? Well, how about what's six times seven? Or how many Vogons does it take to change a lightbulb? Here's one! How many roads must a man walk down?

Hey, that's not bad!

Fine. Fine, take it. Because my head is filled with questions and I can assure you no answer to any one of them has ever brought me one iota of happiness. Except for one. The one. The only question I've ever wanted an answer to - is she the one? The answer bloody well isn't forty-two, it's yes. Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unabashedly yes. And for one week, one week in my sad little blip of an existence, it made me happy.

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