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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

48÷2(9+3) = ? Is it 2 or 288? Justify your answer please, it's bugging me...

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  1. anonymous
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    ok first you need to add the numbers inside the parentheses....that's the rule. Then using parentheses you multiply 2 by 12, which is 24. 48 divided by 24 is 2.

  2. anonymous
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    i think that it is 2 because you go from left to right

  3. anonymous
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    My question is basically, is the question viewed as: (48/2)*(9+3) or 48/(2*(9+3))?

  4. anonymous
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    it's 48 / (2*(9+3))

  5. anonymous
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    Sorry Gang, it's (48/2) x (9+3) as it is written.

  6. anonymous
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    \[48\div 2(9+3) = 48 \div 2 * (9+3) = 48\div 2 * 12 = \frac{48}{2}*12\] \[=24*12 = 36\]

  7. anonymous
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    "24 * 12 = 36" *Awwwwwwwwwkward*

  8. anonymous
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    Err yes, 288

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