#### This_person

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I didn't forget anything.Forgot the "s".

There are 2 correct answers depending on where you learned math. PEMDAS results in "1", BODMAS results in 16.

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It ain't hard, not like Renal Calculus hard

Where did you (4) magically become (2)??8 / 2 (2+2)=

- Parentheses (simplify inside 'em)
- Exponents
- Multiplication and Division (from left to right)
- Addition and Subtraction (from left to right)

1, simplify what is in the parenthesis first.

8 / 2 (4) =

3a (divide)

4 (2) =

3b Multiply

8

Only ONE right answer, it can't be solved differently to come to another correct answer..I learned it so that the answer comes out as "16." Didn't realize that it could be solved differently. Interesting to see how "1" could be the answer.

Learned something (still like the method that yields "16," though).

Thanks!

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That would be "16," right? (Please let it be so; otherwise I'm gonna sue my school district!)Only ONE right answer, it can't be solved differently to come to another correct answer..

But if your assertion is correct - that's there's only one correct answer - why so much debate?

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Np, according to the rules, multiplication and division are the same priority, operate left to right.Wait, there's a method that yeilds 16? Division first, then addition, then mutliplication?

Parens - 2+2 =4

Exponenets - none of these

Multiplication - 2 x 4 = 8

Division - 8 /8 = 1

Addition -already did that back in Parens

Subtraction - none of this.

I forget the original question, but recall the left to right portion, not multiplication over division or vice versa.

I just saw that,Where did you (4) magically become (2)??

- Parentheses (simplify inside 'em)

- 8 / 2 (2+2)= 8 / 2 (4)
- Exponents

- Noop
- Multiplication and Division (from left to right)

- 8 / 2 (4) = 4 (4)
- 4 (4) = 16
- Addition and Subtraction (from left to right)

- Noop

Yes 16That would be "16," right? (Please let it be so; otherwise I'm gonna sue my school district!)

But if your assertion is correct - that's there's only one correct answer - why so much debate?

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Throw away the sharp because it isn't

8 / 2(2+2)

First simplify the parenthesis CORRECTLY:

8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 2 = 8 / 4 + 4

Second, divide:

8 / 4 + 4 = 2 + 4

Finally, you add:

2 + 4 = 6

So the correct solution is:

Anything you want it to be.

Anything you want it to be.

Easy as quantum physics!So the correct solution is:

Anything you want it to be.

You would think this would have been resolved by Archimedes and no longer an issueSo the correct solution is:

Anything you want it to be.

So the correct solution is:

Anything you want it to be.

Easy as quantum physics!

Post-modernism comes to maff.You would think this would have been resolved by Archimedes and no longer an issue

Or is it that facts don't matter if you're morally right?

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