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# Since I enjoy math-induced catfights, what is 48÷2(9+3)?

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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So what is the answer to 48÷2(9+3)?

by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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by FriendoftheFoot on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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288

9+3=12
48/2=24
12*24=288

Hmm if both sets are in ( ) then it would be 2...if not 288
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by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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2?
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

2

by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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2 or 288 depends since multiplication and division are the same in PEMDAS

by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM
Either 2 or 288....lol
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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Pemdas right? Or order of operation. Whichever you prefer.

Quoting DaBuzz:

2

by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM
36.
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM
I got 2
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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288

PEMA

(P)arenthesis
(E)xponents
(M)ultiplication and Division (from left to right)
(A)ddition and Subtraction (from left to right)

First you evaluate whats in the parenthesis
48÷2(9+3) = 48÷2(12)
Now you do multiplication and division from left to right. In this case, the division comes first since it is more to the left.
48÷2(12) = 24(12)
Now you multiply
24(12) = 288

Quoting mommyrustina:

So what is the answer to 48÷2(9+3)?