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PV-PRIDE

Well-Known Member
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?
 
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LAW DAWG

TSU LOVE
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?
Wow!!! I can understand theorems and postulates might change, but I guess order of operation is situational.
16 is right. after you done the parenthesis, everything else is done in order left to right.
So order of operation no longer is used in math?
 

major095

ASU4real
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?
Still using order of operations. 8/2(2+2)
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
 
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