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 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

From the civility thread on the other side of the board -

Me:

Absolutely - disagreeing can be as much fun as agreeing. As long as both sides appreciate that there really isn't a "correct" answer.

Last Child:

really? 2+2 doesnt always equal 4? Well I'll be darned, learn something new every day!

You're pleased to use a simplistic example to poke fun. Fair enough! I've been known to do that kind of thing myself on occasion. No, really! However, not wishing to resurrect the other thread particularly, I thought I'd point out here that in certain circumstances, the answer to 2 + 2 may not be 4. If you have a house number 2 from the hardware shop, and you add another number 2 to it, you end up with 22 smile

And then by coincidence I came across the following little conundrum - so what's the answer?

6 - 1 x 0 + 2 / 2 = ?

(when / means divided by)

My good friend MusicMad, who's got a head for numbers, would probably get it right, but he's on holiday right now! This is thrown out to everyone...

TG

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

7

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I got the same answer as Urs.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I got the same answer as Urs.

I believe that is the right answer.

This is almost as good as your football trivia conundrum, TG....smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Isn't it 5 ?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Isn't it 5 ?

Well, my natural reaction was 1 but I now believe it to be 7

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

BODMAS my good man


B
Brackets first
O
Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM
Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)
AS
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

so 7 is right

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Isn't it 5 ?

Well, my natural reaction was 1 but I now believe it to be 7


For a man of your learned abilities, TG, you do surprise me ...

But I thank you for your kind words ...

My good friend MusicMad, who's got a head for numbers, would probably get it right, but he's on holiday right now! This is thrown out to everyone...

When I started to read your OP, I thought you were going to pose the question: when does 2 + 2 = 11?

From my hotel bedroom (near Saltzburg) smile

Today we move on to (near) Innsbruck but with no wi-fi available at the next hotel it may seem a lonely place ... frown

And completely off-topic: having spotted a few of the sites re: The Sound of Music - we've haven't opted for the tour! - yesterday we visited Hohenwerfen Fortress ... I kept wanting to shout out Calling Danny Boy ... . Strangely, there was no reference anywhere to the film ... confused

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

BODMAS my good man


B
Brackets first
O
Orders (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
DM
Division and Multiplication (left-to-right)
AS
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

so 7 is right


Dang! Thanks, Rick. Well, it's only been 40 years since high school...

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Re: 6 - 1 x 0 + 2 / 2 = ?

I can see [6-1 X 0] + [2/2] equalling 7

But doesn't 6-1 (5) x 0 (still 5) + 2 (7)/2 equal 3.5?

That's the way I learned math way back when.

 
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