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January 17th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #327 (permalink)
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@jhawkkw : Hey bud... I just spoke with a colleague of mine, who is a Space Science specializing in Physics graduate, with lots of defence research time. We chatted this morning over this equation, agreeing you can argue either way, and quickly ended up at the same place we did "It is a crap question with arguments either way.. you would need to know the flaws in the s/w program to avoid them... and on paper we would use proper notation". That aside, he did bring this up, and I would like your take on it.
The "9" people do this: 2n = 2 * n, so
6/2(2+1) = 6 / 2 * (2+1).
But then he said he would write 2n = (2 * n) and not just 2n = 2*n
I think he is more for '9', not that it matters, but that point did strike me as interesting... thoughts?

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 Originally Posted by CafeKampuchia Why the continued fuss? The correct answer was given several posts ago.