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# 1÷2(3+4) = ? watch

• View Poll Results: 1(3+4) = ?
3.5
4
40.00%
one fourteenth (0.0714285714...)
6
60.00%

1. What is the answer to 1Ã·2(3+4) ?
2. oh ffs not another one of these
3. 0.0714
4. 0.071428571428571428571428571428 57* unrounded
5. old troll is old
6. (Original post by muh123)
0.0714
not 3.5?
7. the answer is 1/14, but others will say its 3.5. it depends how your looking at it, typing that into a calculator or pc will result in 3.5 due to the way they calculate, but this is wrong, Ive made the assumption your question is (1)/(2(3+4))
8. Nope BIDMAS
9. (Original post by tsmith16)
the answer is 1/14, but others will say its 3.5. it depends how your looking at it, typing that into a calculator or pc will result in 3.5 due to the way they calculate, but this is wrong, Ive made the assumption your question is (1)/(2(3+4))
Why can you make that assumption?
10. over 9000
11. (Original post by muh123)
0.0714
no it's 3.5 you stupid noob!!!!!!!!1
12. Here we go again...
13. (Original post by Pheylan)
no it's 3.5 you stupid noob!!!!!!!!1
You're Trolling
14. We are not having this thread again. Ambiguous notation means that it can be read as either (1/2)(3+4), or 1/(2(3+4)), resulting in either 3.5 or 1/14 respectively.
15. Tell you what, write the part with the division symbol as a fraction and then I'll do it.
16. It's beyond amazing that people can't grasp BIDMAS/BODMAS.... I remember learning it when I was about 12.

I'm no mathematician, but seriously.... the answer is 3.5.
17. Bloody hell these threads aren't very imaginative anymore. It depends how you do it, I personally get 1/14.

Here is something for you to think about...
18. (Original post by Normandy114)
We are not having this thread again. Ambiguous notation means that it can be read as either (1/2)(3+4), or 1/(2(3+4)), resulting in either 3.5 or 1/14 respectively.
haha somebody noticed that theres two ways to look at it
19. 0.07142857143
20. bloody hell - not this again

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