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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!!laugh. Anyone please with some help here will be greatly appreciated. Thank yhou kindly.

 Jul 21, 2022
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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  !!!   }

 

 

cool cool cool

 Jul 21, 2022
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Hi Cphill,

 

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

juriemagic  Jul 22, 2022

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