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Brock Nelson 
Posted  2011.07.19 03:00:00  [ 31]

Dante Marcellus Minmatar Belligerent Underpayed Tactical Team 
Posted  2011.07.19 03:37:00  [ 32]
Edited by: Dante Marcellus on 19/07/2011 03:37:32 I came into this thread and was able to come to the conclusion of this math problem. Seems what I thought had died long ago is still lingering around in my brain.
Also, why wouldn't you just write it as 24*12? 
Mupdadoodidda Bix Nood 
Posted  2011.07.19 03:42:00  [ 33]
Why is this crap not locked as soon as it is posted. This is not /b/...
THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 03:48:00  [ 34]
48 (divided by) 2(9 + 3)
9+3 = 12 2(12) = 24 48 (divided by) 24 = 2 <*cough*
The answer is: 2.
And EVEN IF you think the answer is 288... check this out:
Use Multiplication and Division between the digits in 288.
'2' DIVIDED BY '8' = 0.25
0.25 TIMES '8' = 2 < *cough*
Reverse it.
'2' TIMES '8' = 16
16 DIVIDED BY '8' = 2 <*cough*
Now use Addition and Subtraction with the same digits.
'2' PLUS '8' = 10
10 MINUS '8' = 2 <*cough*
Reverse it.
'2' MINUS '8' = 6
6 PLUS '8' = 2 <*cough*
Math is fun.

Ildus Hekx Minmatar Republic Military School 
Posted  2011.07.19 04:13:00  [ 35]
Originally by: Quacka Edited by: Quacka on 19/07/2011 02:48:59 I'll always be 2 in my book. Does that make you mad bro? I hate math Natsis...
Bro... I just chose to love the calculators rather than hate the players. 
Asruv'ynn GeoCorp. RAZOR Alliance 
Posted  2011.07.19 04:27:00  [ 36]
Geez guys it isn't that complicated. The math problem is simply written incorrectly. Since it is missing the extra bracket, the answer is indeed 288. Also, the one poster is correct in that there is only one language for math.
If it were indeed 2, it would read 48/(2(9+3)) rather than 48/2 *(9+3). 
Abrazzar 
Posted  2011.07.19 04:32:00  [ 37]
Y'all racists! Divisions are multiplications, too! 
stoicfaux Gallente 
Posted  2011.07.19 04:49:00  [ 38]
Originally by: Grash Freedom
Not correct, maths only have one language,
Pffffffffft. The Polish would like to have a word with you: 48 2 / 9 3 + * 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 04:58:00  [ 39]
uhhhh.... 48 (divided by) is not to be even touched until the numbers INSIDE bracket are solved first. and numbers TOUCHING BRACKETS are solved second and applied to the "main" equation.
OVERALL is 48 divided by result of 2(9+3) OVERALL is 48 divided by 2(12) OVERALL is 48 divided by 24 OVERALL EQUATION = 2
INSIDE FIRST OUTSIDE TOUCHING SECOND OVERALL LAST
YOU cannot INVENT BRACKETS. L2Math.

Meldrich 
Posted  2011.07.19 04:59:00  [ 40]
288 
Esan Vartesa East Khanid Trading Khanid Trade Syndicate 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:04:00  [ 41]
Oh for crying out loud...
48/2(9+3)
Division is reciprocal multiplication, so...
=48*0.5*(9+3)
This is not hard, people. Always convert all divisions into reciprocal multiplications, which removes any ambiguity in the language.
It's not a language problem, it's a stupid problem. 
Tron Flux Caldari Midnite Madness 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:08:00  [ 42]
I've been wondering for weeks what kind of adult could possibly be going on and on with all the raging and protesting about the scary things CCP hasn't actually done yet.
Now I have my answer: the people who can't do grade school math.
Thanks to the OP for posting this. I hope all the rage quitters are actually quitting to go back to school and learn some basic reasoning skills. 
Kitty Meow 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:36:00  [ 43]
I have to reply to this thread.
The answer is 2.
You need to work out the inside brackets first.
Oh my.............. 
Gwenywell Shumuku 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:38:00  [ 44]
Originally by: Kitty Meow I have to reply to this thread.
The answer is 2.
You need to work out the inside brackets first.
Oh my..............
lol at everyone thinking the answer is 2. You fail at elementarymath. I really hopw you don't have to use math in your work (if you are a child, good luck in your mathtest). 
Thomas Orca Gallente 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:46:00  [ 45]
Originally by: Esan Vartesa Oh for crying out loud...
48/2(9+3)
Division is reciprocal multiplication, so...
=48*0.5*(9+3)
This is not hard, people. Always convert all divisions into reciprocal multiplications, which removes any ambiguity in the language.
It's not a language problem, it's a stupid problem.
This man needs to teach. 
Farmeer Morte 
Posted  2011.07.19 05:51:00  [ 46]
Posting in a thread that Lady Skank cried to mods about. What a troll. 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 06:44:00  [ 47]
Edited by: Trig Onami on 19/07/2011 07:00:43Edited by: Trig Onami on 19/07/2011 06:58:50Obelus '÷' The obelus is primarily used as a symbol for division (as on a calculator) and as an operator in elementary arithmetic. Division is also signified in other ways — usually as a fraction: by writing the operands one above the other and separated by a line, or on the same line separated by a solidus or slash. SourceOne above the Other. 48 ÷ 2(3+9) = 2 48  2(3+9) < One above the Other. Left to Right predecence? Yes. Written properly? Yes. The ommision of the Multiplication symbol signifies that this equation has 3 WHOLE groups, not 2. Therefore, in order to get the answer, you need to solve the groups first. Since the Group 1 is already solved, in ORDER: 48 is Group 1  < DIVIDE BY = Fraction = One above the Other. 2(3+9) is Group 2, which is to be solved still based on Bracket rules of Implied Math. 48  2(12) Group 3 solved with Addition of Bracket contents 48  24 Group 2 is now solved by Multiplication of it's contents. Fraction results 2  1 = 2 ÷ 1 = 2 To explain further: If the equation was written like this, instead: 48 ÷ 2 x (3+9) THEN, the answer would be 288, as Group 1 would be 48/2 X and Group 2 (3+9) In order. Kthxbye. 
DeBingJos Minmatar Goat Holdings

Posted  2011.07.19 06:51:00  [ 48]
Edited by: DeBingJos on 19/07/2011 06:52:41 Originally by: Trig Onami Obelus '÷' The obelus is primarily used as a symbol for division (as on a calculator) and as an operator in elementary arithmetic. Division is also signified in other ways — usually as a fraction: by writing the operands one above the other and separated by a line, or on the same line separated by a solidus or slash. Source
One above the Other.
48 ÷ 2(3+9) = 2
48  2(3+9) < One above the Other.
Left to Right predecence? Yes. Written properly? Yes.
The ommision of the Multiplication symbol signifies that this equation has 3 WHOLE groups, not 4. Therefore, in order to get the answer, you need to solve the groups first. Since the Group 1 is already solved, in ORDER:
48 is Group 1  < DIVIDE BY = Fraction = One above the Other. 2(3+9) is Group 2, which is to be solved still based on Bracket rules of Implied Math.
48  2(12) Group 3 solved with Addition of Bracket contents
48  24 Group 2 is now solved by Multiplication of it's contents.
Fraction results
2  1
= 2 ÷ 1
= 2
Where did you guys go to school? This is BASIC math! 48 ÷ 2(3+9) = 48 ÷ 2 * 12 = 24 * 12 = 288 I suggest some of you reread your highschool math books. This is not a language issue. /facepalm Edit for clarity 
Brock Nelson 
Posted  2011.07.19 07:03:00  [ 49]
Too many ****ing idiots here, clearly the answer is 42 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 07:05:00  [ 50]
Originally by: DeBingJos Edited by: DeBingJos on 19/07/2011 06:52:41
Originally by: Trig Onami Obelus '÷' The obelus is primarily used as a symbol for division (as on a calculator) and as an operator in elementary arithmetic. Division is also signified in other ways — usually as a fraction: by writing the operands one above the other and separated by a line, or on the same line separated by a solidus or slash. Source
One above the Other.
48 ÷ 2(3+9) = 2
48  2(3+9) < One above the Other.
Left to Right predecence? Yes. Written properly? Yes.
The ommision of the Multiplication symbol signifies that this equation has 3 WHOLE groups, not 4. Therefore, in order to get the answer, you need to solve the groups first. Since the Group 1 is already solved, in ORDER:
48 is Group 1  < DIVIDE BY = Fraction = One above the Other. 2(3+9) is Group 2, which is to be solved still based on Bracket rules of Implied Math.
48  2(12) Group 3 solved with Addition of Bracket contents
48  24 Group 2 is now solved by Multiplication of it's contents.
Fraction results
2  1
= 2 ÷ 1
= 2
Where did you guys go to school? This is BASIC math!
48 ÷ 2(3+9) = 48 ÷ 2 * 12 = 24 * 12 = 288
I suggest some of you reread your highschool math books. This is not a language issue.
/facepalm
Edit for clarity
Sorry man, but OMMISION of the Multiplication symbol implies grouping. And that has to be solved first. The equation is ambiguous on that end. You cannot come up with your answer unless you change the original equation to your taste. I, on the other hand, DO NOT CHANGE THE ORIGINAL EQUATION in solving it. 
Trainwreck McGee 
Posted  2011.07.19 07:13:00  [ 51]
more school and less EVE for a lot of you.

DeBingJos Minmatar Goat Holdings

Posted  2011.07.19 07:23:00  [ 52]
Edited by: DeBingJos on 19/07/2011 07:23:42 Originally by: Trig Onami
Sorry man, but OMMISION of the Multiplication symbol implies grouping. And that has to be solved first. The equation is ambiguous on that end. You cannot come up with your answer unless you change the original equation to your taste. I, on the other hand, DO NOT CHANGE THE ORIGINAL EQUATION in solving it.
Ommision of the multiplication symbol implies multiplication. Example: 5x + 7y * 9z = (5 * x ) + ((7 * y) * (9 * z)) Edit: corrected my failexample 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 07:29:00  [ 53]
so what you're saying is
48 ÷ 2(12)
48 ÷ (2 x 12) = 288 ?
Incorrect. 
Kieron VonDeux 
Posted  2011.07.19 07:32:00  [ 54]
Edited by: Kieron VonDeux on 19/07/2011 07:32:45 I would like to thank the op for highlighting why there can never be an agreed upon answer by the Eve player base.
Edit: To anything!

DeBingJos Minmatar Goat Holdings

Posted  2011.07.19 07:42:00  [ 55]
Originally by: Trig Onami so what you're saying is
48 ÷ 2(12)
48 ÷ (2 x 12) = 288 ?
Incorrect.
48 ÷ 2 * 12 = 24 * 12 You move one ( to the left in your example: 48 ÷ 2 * (12) is not the same as 48 ÷ (2 * 12) 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 07:44:00  [ 56]
Edited by: Trig Onami on 19/07/2011 07:46:33 Originally by: Kieron VonDeux Edited by: Kieron VonDeux on 19/07/2011 07:32:45 I would like to thank the op for highlighting why there can never be an agreed upon answer by the Eve player base.
Edit: To anything!
I don't know but I can't stress enough the fact that 288 only comes when people don't use algebra to solve it. 48 ÷ 2(3+9) a = 3 c = 9 a + c = b b = 12 48 ÷ 2(a + c) 48 ÷ 2(b) 48 ÷ 2b 48 ÷ (2 x b) 48 ÷ (2 x 12) 48 ÷ 24 = 2 
DeBingJos Minmatar Goat Holdings

Posted  2011.07.19 07:48:00  [ 57]
Edited by: DeBingJos on 19/07/2011 07:48:13 Originally by: Trig Onami
Originally by: Kieron VonDeux Edited by: Kieron VonDeux on 19/07/2011 07:32:45 I would like to thank the op for highlighting why there can never be an agreed upon answer by the Eve player base.
Edit: To anything!
I don't know but I can't stress enough the fact that 288 only comes when people don't use algebra to solve it.
48 ÷ 2(3+9)
a = 3 c = 9
a + c = b
b = 12 48 ÷ 2(a + c)
48 ÷ 2(b) > This is the part where you are wrong. 48 ÷ 2 * (b) = 48 ÷ 2 * b > You have to solve this from left to right: first 48 ÷ 2 then multiply that result by b. 48 ÷ (2 x b)
48 ÷ (2 x 12)
48 ÷ 24 = 2

Kehro Urgus Gallente Aliastra

Posted  2011.07.19 07:55:00  [ 58]
The answer is... 2. 
Trig Onami Caldari Onami Corporation

Posted  2011.07.19 07:56:00  [ 59]

Mallikanth 
Posted  2011.07.19 07:56:00  [ 60]
My answer is...What the F**** is this doing in Eve General Discussion??
