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Apr 8 11 4:17 PM

The answer is 2.

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Also- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110408055505AA0F9In


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Distributive property of multiplication over addition. Early Algebra problem.

The distributive property of multiplication CLEARLY states that the 2(9+3) is an entire statement and CANNOT be broken up. 2(9+3) follows the distributive property which can be rewritten as (2*9+2*3). Let me repeat the 2 outside of the parenthesis follows the distributive property of multiplication and must be factored and simplified before performing any other operations on it. You do NOT compute this expression from left to right until you use Algebra to simplify the statement 2(9+3).

So this can be rewritten as:
48 / (2*9 + 2*3)

Which leaves us with

48 / 24 = 2

Answer = 2.

Lastly for those using Google or any other online calculator. These do not understand many theorems or properties so you must explicitly explain what you mean. There is a difference between 48 / 2 * (9+3) and 48 / 2(9+3). The first notation reads 48 / 2 * 1(9+3) while the second reads 48 / (2*9+2*3). Be very careful with your signs.
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Apr 8 11 4:17 PM

empirestrikesfirst wrote:
48/2 (9+3) =
48/2 (12) =
48/24 =
2


Exactly how I did it in my head. No idea where 288 came from. Some people forgot their order of operations? 

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Apr 8 11 4:19 PM

I love how at a young age, we're taught to keep the () first

Some of these fools forget, thats why *+!% doesn't add up correctly for them in the end

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Apr 8 11 4:19 PM

hella handsome wrote:
empirestrikesfirst wrote:
48/2 (9+3) =
48/2 (12) =
48/24 =
2


Exactly how I did it in my head. No idea where 288 came from. Some people forgot their order of operations? 
Exactly. I'm still trying to figure out how they got 288.

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Apr 8 11 4:19 PM

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Apr 8 11 4:20 PM

This is crazy, my boy texted my friend while we were driving to ball just last night and we discussed this in depth.

But yeah, you follow BEDMAS/PEDMAS

48/2(9+3)

BRACKETS/PARENTHESIS FIRST,

48/2(12)

After this, those brackets are simply a multiplication symbol, so you can rewrite as:
48/2x12

At this point you follow BEDMAS and go left to right
48/2 = 24

Then you have 24(12) or 24x12

= 288


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