Blow up here means capable of generating attention and response. Expressions with such capacity tend to be one-liners with an ambiguous order of operations.

I realize my sense of order of operations is effected by programming, where the expression would be written 8/2*(2+2) and evaluated the same in C++ and Python. But I gather mathematicians are not so precise. What integer do you fill in for the question mark in the image?

>>9383 You see implied multiplication and division as having the same precedent, then the order of these being left to right. This is basically how I learned it, if memory serves.

>>9384 >the way you do it I thought I would have AN answer as well, however it appears implied multiplication may come before explicit multiplication and division in precedence, or at least experts don't all agree.