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Old 03.06.2011, 12:22
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Open your minds folks. These rules you grew up with, enforced upon you as kiddies, are clouding your vision. The question was designed to confuse because it has been written incorrectly, in a form not acceptable to Mathematicians or Computer coders. It is a fairy optical illusion for the reader.
That's (one of the places) where you're wrong, lad.
I could show that expression to any of my mathematician colleagues, I could type it into any computer programming language I know, and would get the same answer back, because we are all agreed on the rules for interpreting strings of arithmetic symbols.

If you don't know the standard order of operations - or if you have some reason to suspect that the writer of the expression doesn't know them - then there is some room for doubt as to the intended answer. If I knew a seven-year-old had written this I might question what he meant the answer to be, because most seven-year-olds don't know the order of operations or apply it perfectly.

Subject to the standard rules though, (and seriously, they are standard,) there is no ambiguity.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:23
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WHAT WOULD YOU WRITE UTH?!
and would the answer be different now that you have had the benefit of learning some maths from this thread?
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:23
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Don't you mind what I want the answer to be UTH. What would you write? Would you just leave it blank in protest?
I had reworded my reply whilst you were replying. It accounts for your reply above.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:24
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and would the answer be different now that you have had the benefit of learning some maths from this thread?
So, you are still stuck on 1 are you ?

You fell for a trick question...
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:25
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I had reworded my reply whilst you were replying. It accounts for your reply above.
Show me how you come to 1 with 62(1+2). No additional brackets or homeopathic trickery.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:26
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5 pages and counting........

*unsubscribes from thread*
It is not 5 pages for everyone.

It depends on your forum settings.

Thus we have different answers for the same question - "How many pages long is this thread..." all being right depending on the observer and the way they see things.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:26
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More disturbing than UTH's stubbornness is the results of the poll!
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So, you are still stuck on 1 are you ?

You fell for a trick question...
see my magical re-ordering trick earlier
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:27
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That's (one of the places) where you're wrong, lad.
I could show that expression to any of my mathematician colleagues, I could type it into any computer programming language I know, and would get the same answer back, because we are all agreed on the rules for interpreting strings of arithmetic symbols.

If you don't know the standard order of operations - or if you have some reason to suspect that the writer of the expression doesn't know them - then there is some room for doubt as to the intended answer. If I knew a seven-year-old had written this I might question what he meant the answer to be, because most seven-year-olds don't know the order of operations or apply it perfectly.

Subject to the standard rules though, (and seriously, they are standard,) there is no ambiguity.
Mathnut's in back town bringing some law and order to this thread...
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:28
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More disturbing than UTH's stubbornness is the results of the poll!
Quite the opposite of stubborn, I, being open minded, accept both answers. Mine and yours. The poll seems to support my view.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:31
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Quite the opposite of stubborn, I, being open minded, accept both answers. Mine and yours. The poll seems to support my view.
No it doesn't. Seemingly none of them get two answers, just about 50% of them are wrong. Being wrong's OK. You, however, are evasive and closed minded and stubborn. There is one right answer. You're arguing with people who really know including a maths phd somewhere in here. And it's becoming embarrassing.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:32
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Re: 62(1+2) equals what exactly

62(1+2) is designed to trap you into answering 1.

Of course, modulo 7, the answer is 2.
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:36
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Most threads go like this. Some people say 9, some people say 1...then usually someone comes up with something silly like 5 when using a base other than 10.

But mostly I'm just saying he's not original.
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62(1+2) is designed to trap you into answering 1.

Of course, modulo 7, the answer is 2.
Did I not call something like this would happen? Just call me mystic porsch
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:37
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Re: 62(1+2) equals what exactly

can we have another poll option?

62(1+2)

multiply out only the 2(1 and remove brackets:

62+2

do division:

3+2

= 5.
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No it doesn't. Seemingly none of them get two answers, just about 50% of them are wrong. Being wrong's OK. You, however, are evasive and closed minded and stubborn. There is one right answer. You're arguing with people who really know including a maths phd somewhere in here. And it's becoming embarrassing.
Lol. It's not the answer that's wrong. It's the question. Silly billy.
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Did I not call something like this would happen? Just call me mystic porsch
now can i have your euromillions prediction please?
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:38
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Quite the opposite of stubborn, I, being open minded, accept both answers. Mine and yours. The poll seems to support my view.
I voted for 1 and I feel as stupid as you now too!
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:39
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can we have another poll option?

62(1+2)

multiply out only the 2(1 and remove brackets:

62+2

do division:

3+2

= 5.
If you multiply out 2(1+2) is it not 2+4?

But again why would you multiply out the brackets? You have to solve what is inside the brackets first then multiply out (unless you have division or multiplication to the left of it)
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Old 03.06.2011, 12:56
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I found a video of UTH

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Old 03.06.2011, 13:02
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Re: 62(1+2) equals what exactly

next question:

what does 2+2=?




relevant:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_%2B_2_%3D_5
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