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originally posted by: ketsuko
Btw, Sooks, for you calculator, you also rewrote the equation by adding the "x" order. You chose the second of the two notations my husband wrote out.
originally posted by: Specimen88
It even worse, 1+1= 2.
originally posted by: FlyInTheOintment
a reply to: Sookiechacha
I imagine a group of surgeons standing over Bill Gates' anaesthetised body, muttering to themselves:
"Mkay, so what are some possibilities with regards the urgent care of this patient, remembering there are no wrong answers, and the insurance pays out in all cases where the objectivity of paternalism was rejected in favour of a multicultural unpacking of what may have been intended by the persons who claim to be authorities yet clearly decry the trueness of a non-objective binary decision making process as such is known to be disaffecting BAME communities when they get jiggy with LatinX interpretations..?"
It was rewritten. Do you see the "x" added to the equation and the second set of parenthesis to make it less ambiguous?
I only know of one way to do it. Add the parenthesis first... you get 4. then 2*4=8. So 8 / 8 = 1.
Parentheses have the highest precedence and can be used to force an expression to evaluate in the order you want. Since expressions in parentheses are evaluated first, 2 * (3-1) is 4, and (1+1)**(5-2) is 8. You can also use parentheses to make an expression easier to read, as in (minute * 100) / 60, even though it doesnâ€™t change the result.
Exponentiation has the next highest precedence, so 2**1+1 is 3 and not 4, and 3*1**3 is 3 and not 27. Can you explain why?
Multiplication and both division operators have the same precedence, which is higher than addition and subtraction, which also have the same precedence. So 2*3-1 yields 5 rather than 4, and 5-2*2 is 1, not 6.
Operators with the same precedence (except for **) are evaluated from left-to-right. In algebra we say they are left-associative. So in the expression 6-3+2, the subtraction happens first, yielding 3. We then add 2 to get the result 5. If the operations had been evaluated from right to left, the result would have been 6-(3+2), which is 1.
Parentheses have the highest precedence and can be used to force an expression to evaluate in the order you want. Since expressions in parentheses are evaluated first, 2 * (3-1) is 4, and (1+1)**(5-2) is 8. You can also use parentheses to make an expression easier to read, as in (minute * 100) / 60, even though it doesnâ€™t change the result.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: SleeperHasAwakened
Thanks.
Parentheses have the highest precedence and can be used to force an expression to evaluate in the order you want. Since expressions in parentheses are evaluated first, 2 * (3-1) is 4, and (1+1)**(5-2) is 8. You can also use parentheses to make an expression easier to read, as in (minute * 100) / 60, even though it doesnâ€™t change the result.
This a "rule". If you don't know the rule, you won't get the "right answer". 1. Rules make math subjective, not objective, in some cases.
Honestly, I have no room for racism in my argument. My argument is that, sometimes, certain kinds of students are lost between the cracks because of the methods in which these rules are presented. 2. Academia tends to be quite rigid.
Tell that to a quark.