#1

It seems to be a divided question.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

People are mostly (like 95% of people) getting 320 and 20.

I got 16.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

12 + 12 + 4 - 12

24 + 4 - 12

28 - 12

16

Am I wrong?

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

People are mostly (like 95% of people) getting 320 and 20.

I got 16.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

12 + 12 + 4 - 12

24 + 4 - 12

28 - 12

16

Am I wrong?

#2

Oh shit.. my math, she failed me.

#3

lmao

#4

I really don't know why I thought it was 12. I should go back to school.

#5

yes b/c 4x4 is 16, not 12.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

16+16+4-16

20

Lol'd.

#6

It seems to be a divided question.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

People are mostly (like 95% of people) getting 320 and 20.

I got 16.

4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4

12 + 12 + 4 - 12

24 + 4 - 12

28 - 12

16

Am I wrong?

#7

I was taught it helps to put parentheses before and after the numbers next to the x.

Like this:

(4 x 4) + (4 x 4) + 4 - (4 x 4)

Batches love parentheses.

Like this:

(4 x 4) + (4 x 4) + 4 - (4 x 4)

Batches love parentheses.

#8

inb4 "order of operations doesn't apply when there are no brackets"

#9

This is why I shouldn't math right after I wake up

#10

I got 20..

PEMDAS, MOTHAFUCKA!

PEMDAS, MOTHAFUCKA!

*Last edited by Skynyrd890 at Jan 9, 2013,*

#11

It's definitely 20.

I facepalm evertim when I see these Facebook polls and the wrong one has the majority.

I facepalm evertim when I see these Facebook polls and the wrong one has the majority.

#12

It seems to be adividedquestion.

hue hue

#13

I was taught it helps to put parentheses before and after the numbers next to the x.

Like this:

(4 x 4) + (4 x 4) + 4 - (4 x 4)

Batches love parentheses.

This is what should have been done in the first place. That said, if people remembered their order of operations, everyone would get 20.

#14

I got 20..

Got my eye on you, matey.

#15

Atleast I can say I did the order of operations correctly

#16

Got my eye on you, matey.

I originally saw it as (4x4)+(4x4)-(4x4)

I didn't see that there was an extra "4-" in there.

#17

#18

BEDMAS, dude.

It's 20.

It's 20.

#19

TS

#20

This is what should have been done in the first place. That said, if people remembered their order of operations, everyone would get 20.

To be fair there's really no need to add parentheses. They don't add or change anything in this case.

#21

BIDMAS representin'

20.

20.

#22

Definitely 20.

#23

ohhh myyy goood what's happened to the pit tonight

TS 4x4 IS 16 ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME

TS 4x4 IS 16 ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME

#24

I think it's four? Idk I just got home from a pretty good night so I'm not in the right state of mind for math... **** why am I even on UG? ANyway, PEMDAS! Like seriousyl. Even ****ed up people know PEMDAS. It's like 8th grade or something...

#25

Oh shit.. my math, she failed me.

lolstack for you good sir

#26

This is why I shouldn'tmathright after I wake up

Something I've always wondered, why do people say 'math' instead of 'maths'? It's short for 'mathematics' not 'mathematic'.

#27

Something I've always wondered, why do people say 'math' instead of 'maths'? It's short for 'mathematics' not 'mathematic'.

dem 'mericans

#28

Something I've always wondered, why do people say 'math' instead of 'maths'? It's short for 'mathematics' not 'mathematic'.

We just drop everything after "math."

#29

4x4 is 16 lol

#30

4x4 = 12

#31

Do we need anyone else to reiterate that 4x4=16?

#32

*Maths

*BIMDAS

*BIMDAS

#33

Do we need anyone else to reiterate that 4x4=16?

Okay, so you have 4. Think of it as rows and columns.

1111 - That's one row of stuff. 1+1+1+1 = 4

Now add three more of those same rows (four rows):

1111

1111

1111

1111

If you count up all the 1's you'll find that there's 16 1s in that second bit.

Also, 16 is 1 0000 in binary and 10 in hexadecimal. Hex is nailed so far in my head that I don't even need to really think about it. Actually, I have found that learning about binary and hexadecimal substantially improves one's ability to do math calculations purely mentally.

/showingoff

EDIT: Seriously, hex/binary just makes more sense than base 10 and hex/binary are interchangeable with each other through minimal effort.

*Last edited by JimDawson at Jan 9, 2013,*

#34

#35

Something I've always wondered, why do people say 'math' instead of 'maths'? It's short for 'mathematics' not 'mathematic'.

It's more efficient. Americans save over 20 million tons of saliva and ink each year by omitting the "s" in "maths".

#36

dem 'mericans

Hey, HEY, HEY YOU ****.

I'm Canadian!

#37

Oh shit.. my math, she failed me.

Your math didn't fail you, you failed your math.

#38

thys mathematical vitality has thus summoned a colossal epitome of twenty numerical wisdoms.

#39

It's 20 I think

I just used mental math so don't judge me

I just used mental math so don't judge me

#40

We get legos and math confused.

But mostly because if we're going to shorten the word, there's no reason at add the last letter.