Saturday, January 05, 2013

Ok braniacks

What's YOUR answer?
The FB comments were pretty much equal on two different numbers.

18 comments:

  1. 20.

    Order of operations, bitchez.

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    1. That was one answer.
      There was another just about as popular.

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  2. I'm with bluesun. It's an order of operations question and the correct answer is 20.

    Order of operations is exponents/roots, then multiplication/division, then Addition/subtraction always work inside parentheses before working outside them.
    Let's restate the problem using parentheses to point to the first operations
    4x4+4x4+4-4x4=

    can be restated to be

    (4x4)+(4x4)+(4)-(4x4)=

    which is

    16+16+4-16=

    which is the same as

    16+4 = 20

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  3. 20 here too. (16)+(16)-(16)+(4). What the heck would anyone else say?

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  4. 20.....I'm trying to figure out what other answer would be the big one lol

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  5. Although I get 20, I'll bet most people don't remember order of operations and get 320.

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    1. Yep- 320 was the other one.

      I got twenty in about three seconds.

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  6. Please excuse my dear aunt Sally.

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  7. Yep, higher math is done first.

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  8. 20.

    Order of operations: My Dear Aunt Sally (multiply, divide, add, subtract)

    Or plug it into an Excel cell if you don't believe me.

    MC

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  9. I got 320.

    I must have been drunk the day they taught order of operations.

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  10. 20. Please tell us what the other "popular" answer was.

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  11. Prahaps of restated to be:
    1) (4x4)+(4x4)+(4)-(4x4)=20
    2) ((((((4*4)+4)*4)+4)-4)*4)=320

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