View Poll Results: The equation is : 48÷2(9+3)

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    Default Solve this equation

    The equation is :

    48÷2(9+3)

    So what's the answer to this problem?
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    From how I always worked out problems like this (and got them right), the answer is 2 if I am remembering correctly. You work out the portion in the parenthesis first, which is 12. Multiply that by 2 to get 24. 48 divided by 24 equals 2.

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    Irish, your brain locked up today or something???

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    48/2(9+3) = 288 EGrdneck's Avatar
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    2 for sure. ...
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    ncstatehunter - I agreed with that, until I put '48÷2(9+3)' into Google and got 288...

    Google translated it as: (48 ÷ 2) * (9 + 3) = 288
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    Quote Originally Posted by dc bigdaddy View Post
    Irish, your brain locked up today or something???
    HaHa naw I know the answer I came up with is 2 as well as all the engineers and designers here in the office but I saw it on another forum (actually two forums) and there are several trying to argue that 288 is correct. For the record Google and Excel come up with the wrong answer.
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    Crash's video shows the correct way to solve the problem.
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    If you follow the order of operations:
    Rule 1: First perform any calculations inside parentheses.
    Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right.
    Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right.
    The answer is
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    288 is correct.

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