There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who understand maths and those who don't.
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‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Math problem that is driving the Internet crazy

There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who understand maths and those who don't.
Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
(February 24, 2020 at 4:43 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who understand maths and those who don't. F u by which I refer to a rare stable substance
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
The answer is "42".
(February 24, 2020 at 4:43 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who understand maths and those who don't. There are 10 kinds of people who don't understand binary. Those who do and those who don't. There are 10 kinds of people who don't understand trinary. Those who do, those who don't, and those who may.
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
Ever hear of the mathematical spy that got caught because someone gave him the sine and he didn't know the cosine?
But that's going off on a tangent. (February 25, 2020 at 10:50 am)Anomalocaris Wrote:(February 25, 2020 at 8:42 am)polymath257 Wrote: Ever hear of the mathematical spy that got caught because someone gave him the sine and he didn't know the cosine? I feel like I'm going in circles. RE: Math problem that is driving the Internet crazy
April 27, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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(August 3, 2019 at 2:09 am)Grandizer Wrote: What is the correct answer to: There are two reasons for the apparent ambiguity. The first one is the choice of notation. You can potentially interpret the initial problem both as 8 / [2 * (2 + 2)] and as (8 / 2) * (2 + 2) which brings different results. The other thing is that division is a nonassociative operation. For example, (8 / 2) / 2 is not equal to 8 / (2 / 2) and (8 / 2) * 2 is not equal to 8 / (2 * 2). You can't move the parentheses (i. e. change the order of operations) without changing the result. 
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