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Old 01-21-20, 08:17 PM
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Can You Solve This?

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Re: Can You Solve This?

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Old 01-21-20, 08:21 PM
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17

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Re: Can You Solve This?

I got 70
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Uh.. 25.
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Re: Can You Solve This?

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
I got 70
As did I. (Assuming we add then multiply.. otherwise it's 25 )
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I got 70 also but I guess there is some other correct way to do this?
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Order of operations is to multiply first, then do the addition. (have the rules changed?)

Usually in these things, there is something tricky about the pictures as they progress, but I don't see it (or any bricks).
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5 + (2 x 10) = 25

multiplication/division before addition/subtraction
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25, unless one of the leprechauns is different from the others. These things usually try and stick small differences in the images, to change their values.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
multiplication/division before addition/subtraction
Exactly right
Old 01-21-20, 08:48 PM
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I stand corrected, 25 seems correct. I added a parenthesis (5+2) when I was writing it out on a paper
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I also get 25.
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Something called pemdas. Don’t remember it from high school. I just simply went left to right
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
17

The ever age Boston sports fansí iq
This Boston sports fan knows the answer is actually 25. What the ever age does that make your iq?
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Something called pemdas. Don’t remember it from high school. I just simply went left to right
Yeah, that's the old "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" memory thing. Wonder if they still teach that.
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I was taught left to right in order but that was 40 years ago so maybe it’s different now.
Wondering if the 5 + 2 needs to be in brackets first.

My way I get 70.
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Order of operations states exponentials/roots first, then multiplication/division, then addition/subtraction unless parenthesies are at play. So yeah 25.

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So why wouldn’t the multiplier be first if that’s what is supposed to be counted first.
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I was taught left to right in order but that was 40 years ago so maybe itís different now.
Wondering if the 5 + 2 needs to be in brackets first.

My way I get 70.
I was taught if there are parentheses do that first. Otherwise I went left to right getting 70.
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So why wouldn’t the multiplier be first if that’s what is supposed to be counted first.
Flexibility. You can always re-write the problem down when they're small, that isn't an option on longer more nested problems.

(7 + 3) * 5 = 50
7 + 3 * 5 = 22
(7 + 3) * (5 + 5) = 100
7 + 3 * (5 + 5) = 37
7 + 3 * 5 + 5 = 27

blah blah maths.
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Q: lotsa symbols
A: the refs will always call in favor of Boston teams
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I was taught left to right in order but that was 40 years ago so maybe itís different now.
Wondering if the 5 + 2 needs to be in brackets first.

My way I get 70.
If you're not misremembering, you went to a terrible school, with respect to mathematics.
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Math is use it or lose it. Kind of.
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Re: Can You Solve This?

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
I stand corrected, 25 seems correct. I added a parenthesis (5+2) when I was writing it out on a paper
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