Hi my good friends,

I have a sum here, which is quite simple, however the calculator gives the answer as 1, while I know it has to be 16

\(8/2(2+2)\)

Surely this is the same as 8/2*(2+2)

which gives 8/2*4

From left to right its 8/2=4

then 4*4=16.

Am I wrong here?

Oh, Melody, I lOVE mathematics!!. Anyone please with some help here will be greatly appreciated. Thank yhou kindly.

juriemagic Jul 21, 2022

#1**+1 **

As written we have

8 / 2 * ( 2 +2) =

4 * 4 =

16

This = 1 is if we have

8/ [ 2 ( 2 + 2) ] =

8 / [ 2 * 4 ] =

8 / 8 = 1

{Thus emphsizing the importance of brackets and parentheses !!! }

CPhill Jul 21, 2022

#2**0 **

Hi Cphill,

so in other words my aproach was correct, the answer in this case is 16?

juriemagic
Jul 22, 2022