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Settle a fight within my family (math nerds needed)

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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can someone plz side with my sister and explain to me how this equals 13-because I thought that anything multiplied by 0=0.

My DH went to college-he was a math genius and he's saying it's 0 while my sister who's barely passing her senior year is insisting it's 13.

Now I fully understand PEMDAS and all-but not everyone will remember 20/30yrs later after graduating hs to do such a thing. If you just sail across the equation-you'd end up with 0. I personally don't care either way-but it's funny watching a 31 yr old and a 19yo argue over such petty shit.

by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

zero

by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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by Silver Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

It is 0. It's only 13 if you're doing it wrong.

*Oh, yeah, unless I was totally doing it wrong!  You do times the 0 first so that would make it 13.

Edit 2 (lol) - I'm thinking 12 is right. I noticed the subtraction sign the first time but added the number of 1's wrong. *Obviously not a math nerd here.

by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
Yeah I'm saying 0.
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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Zero. Any number times by zero IS zero
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Zero!!
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by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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Your sister is correct. This is basic math. You always have to follow the order of operations.

by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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