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its 2. you have to start with the parenthases. 9 plus 3 is 12. since 2(12) means 2 times 12 that equals 24. 48 divide 24 is 2
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In the College of Liberal Arts I learned that on the first day of class, observe where the prettiest girl is sitting. On day 2, arrive early and sit in that seat.
In the College of Engineering, since there no girls, just sit in the first or maybe the second row. I raised all my classes a letter grade by this alone and didn't spend an extra second studying.
I also learned that virtually everybody starting college is young, dumb and ignorant.
This is a great question!
I say 288 if you follow the order of operations.
Agree that you add the two numbers in paranthesis first. Then, if I recall correctly, you divide, multiply, add & subtract in that order from left to right. Doing so leaves you with 288.
Or do you multiply and then divide ? That's the key to the correct answer...
Last edited by Fish Head; 04-11-2011 at 04:33 PM.
288 is correct
Mobucks has it right. The rest of you should be looking over your shoulder!
I don't understand how the answer can be 288?
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