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Quote by SexyLikeAPig
Wait. So, in America, you get taught PEMDAS? I was taught BIDMAS, which means that the division/multiplication are in different orders on either side of the Atlantic.

Maybe it's to do with time differences?

Yep, in America, we are taught PEMDAS, which means multiplication comes before division. I'm pretty sure the solution will remain the same regardless, though.
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Yep, in America, we are taught PEMDAS, which means multiplication comes before division. I'm pretty sure the solution will remain the same regardless, though.

Yeah, it probably is. I would test it and find out, but I've got thing to do. Y'know, fap and stuff.
Quote by SexyLikeAPig
Yeah, it probably is. I would test it and find out, but I've got thing to do. Y'know, fap and stuff.

S'cool. Tested it meself:

5 x 6 / 3

30 / 3 = 10

or

5 x 2 = 10
Quote by MrDo0m
S'cool. Tested it meself:

5 x 6 / 3

30 / 3 = 10

or

5 x 2 = 10

Excellent stuff. Excellent stuff indeed.

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oh my gawd didn't we have a huge clusterbang of a thread like this before

edit: yes I remember, it was the one with devourke's creepy guy

My creepy guy? I know my memory isn't that great, but I feel like I should remember something like having a creepy guy.
Quote by MrDo0m
S'cool. Tested it meself:

5 x 6 / 3

30 / 3 = 10

or

5 x 2 = 10

Algebraically it's because the rational numbers form a commutative field. Division by x is just multiplication by the inverse of x (which exists for every x by definition of a field), and then the result follows from commutativity of multiplication in the rational numbers.

There's technically no such basic operation as "division". What we call "x/y" is in fact just the product "xy^-1", just like "x - y" is just the sum "x + (-y)".
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I remember that.

Wasn't that for the guy who played with Green Day and had tickets to the Grammys and was a massive arsehole?