6


6รท2(1+2) = ?

  1. 9

    94 vote(s)
    54.3%
  2. 1

    77 vote(s)
    44.5%
  3. 7

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%

Last Updated:

  1. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    11,534
    Likes Received:
    3,187
    i refuse to be inside () with usta!!!!!
    and i do not multiply with rose
    and never am i under earlymon
    and nova is not my equal

    that is = divide by zero
     

    Advertisement
    jroc and alostpacket like this.
  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,631
    Likes Received:
    70,310
    Oh! Now you're just showing off how you knew it was 42!!!

    Sigh.

    You do not multiply with Roze - you add with Usta, then I multiply the outcome, all to be divided by Roze.

    Uh oh. Roze is being divisive! :eek:
     
    jroc and alostpacket like this.
  3. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,364
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Hooray for 100+ posts!
     
  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,978
    Likes Received:
    3,603

    But what kind of dog is it? I mean if it's a little lap dog thing... then the answer is 1. Because that kinda dog doesn't need so much room.

    On the other hand, if it's Lassie, then Grandpa fell down the mine and we need to get help.
     
    Ichapp likes this.
  5. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,965
    Likes Received:
    3,256
    I was wondering if this problem was designed to isolate left-brainers from right-brainers, but the roughly 50/50 split seems to indicate otherwise. But for sure, our viewpoint (whether correct or not) says something about our personalities and how we see the world.
     
    jroc likes this.
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Misconception that accountants are good at math. We only deal with basic math of addition, subtraction multiplication and they are usually in excel :p lol

    :eek: WTH! lol when you start using people in the equation...that means we're moving on from the question at hand.

    but hmm....
    so if EM and Roze are equal (both being mods), we are basically negated in the equation so...

    If we are following PEDMAS, that means dan + usta = novox;)

    nope, read statement above! Refuse all you want :p lol

    Aren't I always? ;)
     
  7. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,965
    Likes Received:
    3,256
    my name got pretty bastardized in the last half-page of posts. wonder what it will eventually evolve to.
     
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,631
    Likes Received:
    70,310
    I kept thinking of dan's assertions - and it hit me what you were saying:

    So - that's the same as:

    EarlyMon*dan330 + EarlyMon*Usta = novox77 * Roze (imo)

    So, if novox77 and Roze multiplied (imo), the result might be confused - very confused.

    Schizophrenic even.

    And what about that (imo)? Is that putting on the dog? Or just its house?

    I'm just glad it wasn't a cat - we'd never know where he was.
     
    apavolka and jroc like this.
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    11,534
    Likes Received:
    3,187
    i dont like it.. i tell you
     
  10. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,965
    Likes Received:
    3,256
    and my wife would kill me.
     
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,631
    Likes Received:
    70,310
    Jeez - calling dan one usta shy of a novox was pretty personal there!

    You left out the (imo) -

    dan330 + Usta = novox77 (imo)

    And that's only presuming we're equal (both being mods).

    I think the real reason you factored us out with that sleight of hand was because you didn't want people to see you under me. *cough*

    Only when it's sunny or dark, Roze, only when it's sunny or dark. :D

    edit and PS - Am I the only one who realizes what (imo) looks like if you tip your head all the way to the right????

    Kinda makes the solution obvious.
     
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    *points*
    I think your wife would be fine with that ;)
     
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,631
    Likes Received:
    70,310
    Jeez Roze - suppose his wife is waiting to go out tonight and dan330 and Usta show up...

    Yer opening a can o' worms here...
     
  14. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,153
    Likes Received:
    2,027

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!

    I think I am right!!! xD

    It IS time or a clock!!

    11........12........1..........2.......3.........4..........5.........6.........7.....8......9.....10...........11.....12..........1

    They are paired together!!!! xD

    It is the hours of a clock!!!

    MWhahahaaa!!!

    SO THE NEXT NUMBER IS:

    2


    Damn I could be wrong though! :(
     
  15. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    11,534
    Likes Received:
    3,187

    Like I said... I don't like this
     
  16. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,614
    Likes Received:
    358
    The last handful of posts is one of the great things I LOVE about this forum!!!!

    Dont let me interrupt, please continue....[​IMG]
     
  17. windowshade

    windowshade New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    (Copied from Yahoo questions) Just felt like adding fuel to the fire.


    I am your college professor that you requested, with a doctorate in Mathematics. I will break this down as simply as possible and end this debate as approx. 10 students have already asked me this today.
    The problem as it is written is 6
     
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,631
    Likes Received:
    70,310
    Welcome to the forums!
     
  19. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,364
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Welcome windowshade! I've seen several emails from math professors that solved the problem and they all say 9 (if none of them are photoshopped... but that would be a bit extreme). I'll see if I can try to dig them up because I saw them in the many posts on Facebook.

    I do agree with the poster that it would be different if the symbol was '/' instead of '
     
  20. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,482
    Likes Received:
    468
    People who do math in their spare time... for fun... without being forced into it... are strange.
     
    jroc likes this.
  21. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,482
    Likes Received:
    468
  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    11,534
    Likes Received:
    3,187
    i agree...

    same as those that talk about their phones .. strange!!!
     
    krouget, jroc, Vihzel and 1 other person like this.
  23. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,364
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    My calc teacher back in high school did calc for fun... We teased him about it and he didn't care. lol He also did a lot of stats for some website to make extra money. I forgot what he was doing exactly but I know he made a good amount of money.
     
  24. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    49
    My high school calc teacher was the same way. He's famous for having started the Math Club at our highschool when he was a student.

    Must be something inherent to highschool calc teachers, eh?
     
  25. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183

    Gee.. why do you think they became math teachers? To pass on their love of math to the students. I find the teachers I had that were passionate about what they were teaching were the best teachers.
     

Share This Page

Loading...