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 No.9382

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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?

 No.9383

>>9382
I do it as (8/2)*(2+2) = 4 * 4 = 16.

 No.9384

>>9383
Same. As far as I understood, that's the way you do it.

 No.9385

>>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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations#Mixed_division_and_multiplication

 No.9386

The answer would be to read from left to right in case of ambiguity, like for computers.

However, a mathematician would simply use fraction notation to avoid the issue.

This isn't some deep paradox, this is just some street magic muckery with confusing notations.


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