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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    It's a difference of interpretation of the bracketed term. To some including me 2(2+2) must be resolved first, producing 1 as the answer, but a lot of people - who are, of course, wrong - treat the term as 2 x (2+2) which means the multiplication by 2 has no special priority in the equation and is just performed with all the other operations in order. Normal people see the absence of the operator as meaning the entire term must be be resolved completely first before proceeding. If it was supposed to be 2 x (2 + 2) it should be written that way, in which case the answer would be 16.

    I came up with 16, but I stopped math classes with high school Geometry (I got a B in that) and purposely chose WMU over MSU because I could get my BSW at that time without taking a math class.
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    Power CUer FlaGator's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Rick View Post
    So your saying we can divided by zero?
    Only if you don't mind infinities.
    Cast your burden on the Lord,
    and he will sustain you;
    he will never permit
    the righteous to be moved.
    Psalm 55:22
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