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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:10 PM

Mathematical facts that make you HHM

Last edited Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:37 PM - Edit history (1)

2+5+9-4 /3 X 6= 24

2+7+23-2/3 X 6=60

ETA: Both answers are incorrect

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Reply Mathematical facts that make you HHM (Original post)
Cold Warrior Feb 20 OP
Micrometer Feb 20 #1
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #2
Bubba Feb 20 #3
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #4
nolidad Feb 20 #8
SatansSon666 Feb 20 #14
Micrometer Feb 20 #17
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #18
SatansSon666 Feb 20 #19
Bubba Feb 21 #21
Cold Warrior Feb 21 #22
SatansSon666 Feb 20 #5
SatansSon666 Feb 20 #6
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #13
Daves Not Here Man Feb 20 #7
batcat Feb 20 #9
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #10
quad489 Feb 20 #11
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #12
quad489 Feb 20 #15
Cold Warrior Feb 20 #16
rampartb Feb 20 #20

Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:13 PM

1. You weren't there when God created math!

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:15 PM

2. Math can't prove Yahweh! Particularly this math!

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:28 PM

3. Would Be A Bit Clearer If You Used Parentheses.

(2+5+9-4/3) X 6

Is very different from

(2+5+9-4) / (3 X 6)

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Response to Bubba (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:32 PM

4. However, without parentheses both answers are incorrect as any fifth grader would know

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:07 PM

8. Well the olnly incorrect is this: I wasn't clearer on my symbols

so I will write it out

2 plus 5 plus 9 minus 4 divided by 3 times 6 equals 24

the other is 2 plus 7 plus 23 minus 2 divided by three times 6 equals 60

my error is not giving enough space between a number and the only sign I see for division on my computer!

Yours is of a personal nature!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 03:25 PM

17. Is that King James math? American Standard math? New International math?

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 03:36 PM

18. Definitely King James Math! Nothing else will do for a true YECer

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 03:41 PM

19. hahahah

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Response to nolidad (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 05:53 PM

21. Just Saw Your Thread, Nolidad,

Where the equation first appeared. Didn't realize CW was quoting you. Thought he was trying to impress us with some sort of mathmagic trick.

Doesn't change what I said above: Your equation would be easier for the reader to follow and less ambiguous if you used parentheses.

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Response to Bubba (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 06:24 PM

22. It is not a matter of being easier to read

As it stands, it is simply incorrect. And this is from a person who criticises the mathematics of the Big Bang but can’t even understand fifth grade arithmetic.

Love those theist “scientists.”

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Response to Bubba (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:59 PM

5. It would really be

2+5+9-((4/3)x6)

If you had to do it as written.
You'd add the brackets to make it easier on the head.

You do the large bracket first because of the division and multiplication.
But the division has to be done first in the bracket because it's first in line from left to right.
So you double bracket to make sure the order is followed properly. You can do it with a single bracket too if you follow the order of operations or no brackets.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:04 PM

6. Somehow he's gonna think that proves his point.

SEE you can make math mean whatever you want it to.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

13. Incredible!

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:05 PM

7. math hurts my feelings.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:17 PM

9. Math is racist. ...

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:21 PM

10. Let us make it clear what the error is here since at least one poster doesn't seem to understand it

There is a little thing in mathematics called precedence of arithmetic operators. It’s generally taught in the US in either the fifth or sixth grade. Both answers are incorrect, no matter what the “spacing.”

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:21 PM

11. And you're not follow the common core method, why??

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Response to quad489 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:29 PM

12. Not sure what common core has to do with this

Is just a RW dog whistle to throw in? Or maybe you only read the OP before you responded?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:40 PM

15. ''Not sure what common core has to do with this''...LOL!!!

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Response to quad489 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:50 PM

16. A couple of things

The thread is about precedence of arithmetic operators, not second grade addition. Second, most of us who work with numbers use the method in the video for simple arithmetic, i.e., manipulating the factors so that one of them becomes a multiple of 10. It’s simply easier and, believe me, I was in the second grade well before the common core curriculum existed.

So, just a dog whistle, eh, because it has nothing to with the OP.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:09 PM

20. that has exactly NOTHING to do with common core

common core never, at any time, establishes how a teacer or school district or state must teach a subject.

i happen to like grouping by powers of ten, but that is only one of many ways, including the rote tables, to teach addition of integers. the best 1st grade teachers will use a few methods.

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