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

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!

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?

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?

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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(36) Jump to unreadPost a commentIm sure people said either 24 or 288

I thought it was you but checked your thread and couldn't see it lol

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 21:4548÷2(9+3)

48 / 2{12) BRACKETS

...............ORDER

24(12)......DIVISION

288..........MULTIPLICATION

................ADDITION

................SUBTRACTION

So 288 is what i get.

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

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 21:55im 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 22:00the first law of JOEPROSHO48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=

2

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

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)

i think i did aswell... but im in too deep now

the first law of JOEPROSHO48 ÷ 2 * (9+3)=

2

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

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

????

profit

uve confused me well and truly lol

Yay X)

I meant capitalized like this >>>

FirstLaw ofMarinaNow i'm confused :)

So - (48x3(27^(1/3)) = 32-(8/2)

Pretty obvious really to anyone with even a basic grasp of algebra.

:D

According to this

uve confused me well and truly lol

Yay X)

I meant capitalized like this >>>

FirstLaw ofMarinaNow i'm confused :)

oop i meant capatilised as a ficticious accronym! im with you now :D

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 22:26if 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

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

where is he??

lame

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 23:06lame

first time i've seen it. just throwing in my tuppence. :)

As MB so eloquently says - BODMAS for the win!

MB - re diet - eat eggs - they fill you up!

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?

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!

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.