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#1
hey guys, was just on facebook and saw one of these math poll things, at first I wanted to slap some people when I saw they answered with 41, since obviously just going left to right it's clearly 1.

But with the BEDMASS thing it does work out to be 41. If you just toss it into a calculator you still get 1 though.

I thought you only used BEDMASS for certain questions, paticularly ones with brackets.

So what does the pit think?

41 or 1?

EDIT: I KNOW it's 41.
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#4
40 x 0 goes first... That's a 0

Then you got 40+1 left...

You do the math...
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#5
Order of operations, how does it work?
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#6
41. multiply first, so 40 + 0 + 1 = 41.
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#8
41.
40 + (40x0) + 1 = 41.

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It's an ambiguous equation because it's not properly written and lacks parentheses/brackets.


Are parentheses really needed? The mathematical order of operations always applies.
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It's an ambiguous equation because it's not properly written and lacks parentheses/brackets.


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#11
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41.
40 + (40x0) + 1 = 41.

That's how I calculated it.

And yeah I've seen those things a lot on facebook the last few days. Why the sudden interesting in maths?
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#15
Those Facebook math polls make me hate people.
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#18
40 + 40 x 0 + 1 = 1
40 + (40x0) + 1 =41
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#19
multiplication comes before addition, if you dont apply that you are wrong. Nothing is wrong with the question pit stop trying to make excuses for your failings its 41
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God damn it math teachers must suck.


Agreed. How can anyone pass highschool not knowing that the answer to the above question is 41?
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#21
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40 + 40 x 0 + 1 = 1
40 + (40x0) + 1 =41


Both of those sums are the same thing. To get 1 it would have to be
(40+40x0)+1
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#22
Quote by mental_zer0
It's an ambiguous equation because it's not properly written and lacks parentheses/brackets.



No. It's quite simple if you know basic math and order of operations.
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MOTHER FUCKING PEMDAS IS ALWAYS THE WAY TO DO IT. NO MATTER HOW IT IS WRITTEN.

God damn it math teachers must suck.


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#27
Quote by Sammy2K7
40 + 40 x 0 + 1 = 41
40 + (40x0) + 1 =41

Fixed. It's still 41 without the parentheses.
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Order of operations is implied. Parenthesis exist specifically to override it or instruct you to do a different calculation first. You should not need parenthesis to calculate 2 + 3 x 4.
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#31
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Both of those sums are the same thing. To get 1 it would have to be
(40+40x0)+1
Why are people so retarded nowadays?


no, that would still be (40+0)+1. it would have to be (40+40)x0+1.
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#33
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What the sizzle fap is this pemdas crap?!?!?

BODMAS

Here, enjoy your grade 3 crap:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-bodmas.html

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#34
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no, that would still be (40+0)+1. it would have to be (40+40)x0+1.



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#35
41.

BEDMAS ALWAYS. Your point about it only applying when brackets are present is completely wrong. The B stands for brackets. When brackets aren't there you move on to the next component, exponents.

Also, a proper calculator will give you the correct answer of 41. If yours says 1, maybe you should invest in a real calculator instead of using the one from your box of frosted flakes.
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#38
PEDMAS = Parentheses, Exponents...
BIDMAS = Brackets, Indices...
BODMAS = Brackets, Orders...
PODMAS = Parentheses, Orders

All valid, just synonyms.
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