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- Thread starter PV-PRIDE
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Some people who swear by PEMDAS will tell you 16... (You can click the link from the first box)

I agree with you. I was taught that it would be 1.

But I asked my sons who are 24 and 20 and they say 16.

"Some" Calculators will give you 16.

But......The bigger question for me is....How can math rules change?

I agree with you. I was taught that it would be 1.

But I asked my sons who are 24 and 20 and they say 16.

"Some" Calculators will give you 16.

But......The bigger question for me is....How can math rules change?

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Wow!!! I can understand theorems and postulates might change, but I guess order of operation is situational.Some people who swear by PEMDAS will tell you 16... (You can click the link from the first box)

I agree with you. I was taught that it would be 1.

But I asked my sons who are 24 and 20 and they say 16.

"Some" Calculators will give you 16.

But......The bigger question for me is....How can math rules change?

So order of operation no longer is used in math?16 is right. after you done the parenthesis, everything else is done in order left to right.

Still using order of operations. 8/2(2+2)Wow!!! I can understand theorems and postulates might change, but I guess order of operation is situational.

So order of operation no longer is used in math?

1.P 2+2 is first b/c of the parenthesis

2.E no exponents

3.MD only thing left is division & multiplication and those are done in order from left to right.

4.AS

That's my understanding of order of operation and why I say the answer is 1.