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« Reply #55710 on: July 24, 2021, 08:45:41 AM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).


So what is the correct answer, & why?


PEMDAS.  Despite knowing this, still very easy to slip up when working one out under the gun.
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« Reply #55711 on: July 24, 2021, 09:06:20 AM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).


So what is the correct answer, & why?


PEMDAS.  Despite knowing this, still very easy to slip up when working one out under the gun.

Good lord, great to hear from you Mr G. How's your health these days?

It was not until I saw that Twitter thread that I even knew of PEMDAS. And BODMAS.


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« Reply #55712 on: July 24, 2021, 12:45:16 PM »

Wow, just wow.

I saw this when I had my early morning peruse of Twitter this morning & it cheered me up no end. You are looking great Mr P, in fact I never recognized you at first, I had to stare at the photo for fully 30 seconds before the penny dropped. Hopefully your recovery from the heart incident a few months ago has gone well.

PS - hope you don't mind me posting this, but you put it on Twitter so I sort of thought you would not mind.


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Oh my various Gods! I've never seen him looking so well.
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« Reply #55713 on: July 24, 2021, 04:39:38 PM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).



https://twitter.com/xclaudius/status/1418026819845074948


So what is the correct answer, & why?


How on earth did 26% of the people who responded think the answer was 13?

In my world, we have a sequence for performing the various calculations required.
Brackets, (powers) Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We were taught it as BODMAS. **

So, 2x4 = 8
8 + 2 = 10.

Some may claim that the process should be left to right, which gives 2 + 2 = 4, leading to 4x4 = 16. The people who claim this are wrong.

I have no idea how anyone gets an odd number as the answer.


** That Twitter thread refers to PEDMAS, which is just a new way of saying the same thing. Parentheses, Exponents, …
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« Reply #55714 on: July 24, 2021, 04:44:10 PM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).



https://twitter.com/xclaudius/status/1418026819845074948


So what is the correct answer, & why?


How on earth did 26% of the people who responded think the answer was 13?

In my world, we have a sequence for performing the various calculations required.
Brackets, (powers) Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We were taught it as BODMAS. **

So, 2x4 = 8
8 + 2 = 10.

Some may claim that the process should be left to right, which gives 2 + 2 = 4, leading to 4x4 = 16. The people who claim this are wrong.

I have no idea how anyone gets an odd number as the answer.


** That Twitter thread refers to PEDMAS, which is just a new way of saying the same thing. Parentheses, Exponents, …


I thought the answer might well be 10 - but didn't think it was obvious.
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« Reply #55715 on: July 24, 2021, 05:19:38 PM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).



https://twitter.com/xclaudius/status/1418026819845074948


So what is the correct answer, & why?


How on earth did 26% of the people who responded think the answer was 13?

In my world, we have a sequence for performing the various calculations required.
Brackets, (powers) Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We were taught it as BODMAS. **

So, 2x4 = 8
8 + 2 = 10.

Some may claim that the process should be left to right, which gives 2 + 2 = 4, leading to 4x4 = 16. The people who claim this are wrong.

I have no idea how anyone gets an odd number as the answer.


** That Twitter thread refers to PEDMAS, which is just a new way of saying the same thing. Parentheses, Exponents, …


I thought the answer might well be 10 - but didn't think it was obvious.

These sort of questions on social media usually revolve around an ambigiously phrased question - i.e. they're written badly to provoke people into arguing about it - but this is incredibly straightforward and I was very confused by Tikays image.

Until I clicked on the link and found that it was shared specifically because of what confused me - the correct answer isn't one of the options.

I think the funniest thing in that twitter thread was someone who not only tweeted that it was 'obviously' 16 but that essentially anybody who didn't get that answer was a moron and should go back to kindergarten.

When it was pointed out to him that in school they'd be taught the method which results in 10 he defended himself by saying that he knew how it was taught but that it was taught wrong and that was the problem with "math" that it was unnecessarily complicated. Cheesy
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« Reply #55716 on: July 24, 2021, 07:15:36 PM »

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  We've decided to wait until Spring next year before we get across the pond, but I notice a lot of people desperate to get there are doing 2 weeks in Mexico, then
flying into the states with a valid PCR test; this gets around the 14 day UK recidency ban for the states.
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« Reply #55717 on: July 25, 2021, 08:29:02 AM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).



https://twitter.com/xclaudius/status/1418026819845074948


So what is the correct answer, & why?


How on earth did 26% of the people who responded think the answer was 13?

In my world, we have a sequence for performing the various calculations required.
Brackets, (powers) Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We were taught it as BODMAS. **

So, 2x4 = 8
8 + 2 = 10.

Some may claim that the process should be left to right, which gives 2 + 2 = 4, leading to 4x4 = 16. The people who claim this are wrong.

I have no idea how anyone gets an odd number as the answer.


** That Twitter thread refers to PEDMAS, which is just a new way of saying the same thing. Parentheses, Exponents, …


Morning all,

My 10 year old twins didn’t have any problem getting the correct answer of 10 but it’s taught in schools as BIDMAS now.

The I is indices.

xx
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« Reply #55718 on: July 25, 2021, 10:01:19 AM »

Here's the range of answers given. (Ignore the first 3 or 4 replies).



https://twitter.com/xclaudius/status/1418026819845074948


So what is the correct answer, & why?


How on earth did 26% of the people who responded think the answer was 13?

In my world, we have a sequence for performing the various calculations required.
Brackets, (powers) Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We were taught it as BODMAS. **

So, 2x4 = 8
8 + 2 = 10.

Some may claim that the process should be left to right, which gives 2 + 2 = 4, leading to 4x4 = 16. The people who claim this are wrong.

I have no idea how anyone gets an odd number as the answer.


** That Twitter thread refers to PEDMAS, which is just a new way of saying the same thing. Parentheses, Exponents, …


Morning all,

My 10 year old twins didn’t have any problem getting the correct answer of 10 but it’s taught in schools as BIDMAS now.

The I is indices.

xx

Wow, the girls are TEN now? Are you sure? They'll be chasing boys soon.

Seems like I'm the only one who thought the answer was 16. A whole lifetime behind me & until yesterday I'd never heard of BODMAS, PEMDAS & now BIDMAS.

Hope all is well with you & yours, great to hear from you.
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« Reply #55719 on: July 25, 2021, 12:58:26 PM »

I thought it was 16. That's the way we were taught in the 80s. Work from left to right unless anyhing is in parentheses.
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« Reply #55720 on: July 25, 2021, 01:09:59 PM »

I thought it was 16. That's the way we were taught in the 80s. Work from left to right unless anyhing is in parentheses.


You were still at school in the eighties?
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« Reply #55721 on: July 25, 2021, 01:16:06 PM »



One for Marky.

After T J Dillishaw won his comeback fight last night against Cory Sandhagen, the interviewer thrust a microphone in his face & T J gave it the old....


"Daddy's home, bitches"


Not a line we often hear in golf or cricket.



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« Reply #55722 on: July 25, 2021, 02:34:44 PM »

Haha, that was a really good fight, and was surprised how good TJ looked after over 2 years out of action.

Got to sell it a bit now, he's taking to his heel spot well enough.

Some cut he got, and that was very early in the fight, too.


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« Reply #55723 on: July 31, 2021, 06:16:10 PM »

Wow, just wow.

I saw this when I had my early morning peruse of Twitter this morning & it cheered me up no end. You are looking great Mr P, in fact I never recognized you at first, I had to stare at the photo for fully 30 seconds before the penny dropped. Hopefully your recovery from the heart incident a few months ago has gone well.

PS - hope you don't mind me posting this, but you put it on Twitter so I sort of thought you would not mind.


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Oh my various Gods! I've never seen him looking so well.

Dont want to upset him but when I first saw it I thought it was Chompy!
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« Reply #55724 on: July 31, 2021, 10:37:16 PM »

Wow, just wow.

I saw this when I had my early morning peruse of Twitter this morning & it cheered me up no end. You are looking great Mr P, in fact I never recognized you at first, I had to stare at the photo for fully 30 seconds before the penny dropped. Hopefully your recovery from the heart incident a few months ago has gone well.

PS - hope you don't mind me posting this, but you put it on Twitter so I sort of thought you would not mind.


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Oh my various Gods! I've never seen him looking so well.

Dont want to upset him but when I first saw it I thought it was Chompy!

+1 i thought exactly the same thing!  Crazy to think someone looks like Chompy and is looking in fine fettle. 
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