Math Equation a lot of people get wrong

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 5 years ago '09        #341
jmerl321 2 heat pts
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 D.IrIsH said:
 04-05-2013, 03:21 PM         #342
ev1lle1 
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 atldopeboi18 said:
n*ggaz actin like they math geniuses and sh*t
lol. Exactly!
 5 years ago '08        #343
fit2bboss 8 heat pts
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4 /thread...
 5 years ago '07        #344
Optimus Crime 5 heat pts
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 GlassJoeReturns said:
the addition comes first that's why ya'll getting this wrong

Lmao NO IT DOESN'T... go look up how order of operations works lol
 5 years ago '07        #345
Ghost Terp 18 heat pts18
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The biggest problem is that some people think that:

-4 + 1 = -5


Also it doesn't matter if you do addition or subtraction first. You can do one or the other, it doesn't matter
 5 years ago '04        #346
killababi 32 heat pts32
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 Ghost Terp said:
The biggest problem is that some people think that:

-4 + 1 = -5


Also it doesn't matter if you do addition or subtraction first. You can do one or the other, it doesn't matter
I messed up looking at the -4 as just 4, forgot it was a negative
 5 years ago '06        #347
Fiya Starter 4 heat pts
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 joshdogg26 said:
i showed a computer solve this step-by-step hoping it would dead arguments yesterday and people still in here going down with the ship


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your computer did this in the wrong order, luckily it came up with the right answer but it shouldnt have subtracted 1st.

That being said I'm convinced the know it alls in this thread will keep this thread alive
 5 years ago '04        #348
rikedizzle 
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 Fiya Starter said:
your computer did this in the wrong order, luckily it came up with the right answer but it shouldnt have subtracted 1st.

That being said I'm convinced the know it alls in this thread will keep this thread alive
no, the computer knew what it was doing
 5 years ago '04        #349
Zab_JudahX 5 heat pts
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sh*t according to aunt sally this sh*t is 2...but fu*k it, idgaf
 5 years ago '11        #350
keen77 3 heat pts
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yeah it's 4....
 5 years ago '04        #351
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 Hit Em' Up said:
Most people forget about BEDMAS because they havent done algebra in a while so they calculate it from left to right. Automatically they see x0 and ignore anything to the left of 1 giving them the answer of 1
lmao what?? haha n*gga said bemdas omg im

boxden fo life baby
 04-08-2013, 03:21 PM         #352
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 fkucdaw0rld said:
lmao what?? haha n*gga said bemdas omg im

boxden fo life baby
no....n*gga said BEDMAS fu*king idiot
 5 years ago '05        #353
Juicy82 
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yeah...
 5 years ago '12        #354
BrooklynSwag 10 heat pts10
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If the equation had parenthesis and division half of ya'll would be in trouble

Should have never gave you n*ggas hoodies to hide your headphones under to listen to music in math class
 5 years ago '13        #355
JucoLegend 53 heat pts53
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 5 years ago '07        #356
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to lazy to do it but use PEMDAS
 4 years ago '12        #357
OrangeSoda 98 heat pts98
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wuts da answer
 4 years ago '05        #358
Sub Crazy 15 heat pts15
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Anybody that got anything other than 4 is doing it completely wrong. Multiplication takes precedence over addition and subtraction. Addition and Subtraction have the same precedence so you go from left to right in that case.

You do 3*0 first. The problem becomes 7-4+0+1. Which becomes 3+0+1 which is 4. What's so confusing about this?


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 4 years ago '12        #359
Thugocracy 8 heat pts
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 Vancouver said:
Right, and most everyone knows that one plus one equals two; or that 12 times 12 equals 144; or that 1.x times a price will give you the price plus x% added on. These are useful and can be used across borders, I agree. Algebra is very rarely used by anyone, and isn't necessary for using the universality of math. You will never see the equation in this thread in real life, at least not presented the way it was.

This is simply math nerds trying to feel superior for no reason. It's like if I made a topic about political economy (something actually much more relevant to daily life than algebra, but still not on many people's minds most of the time) and just sh*t on people for not knowing the inherent logic of capitalism or socialism or some such. It's bullsh*t, I don't accept this kind of elitist sh*t at all (and so we're clear, this is coming from a university graduate who just got into grad school on a full scholarship, so I'm not a dummy trying to say fu*k all the smart people. Just the elitist as*holes).


Remembering a middle school formula doesn't mean that you understand math, it means that you are good at memorizing acronyms.
 4 years ago '12        #360
Thugocracy 8 heat pts
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Also, the concept of math being universal and invariant tends to ignore the various schools of philisophical thought about math.




Embodied Mind Theory

"Embodied mind theories hold that mathematical thought is a natural outgrowth of the human cognitive apparatus which finds itself in our physical universe. For example, the abstract concept of number springs from the experience of counting discrete objects. It is held that mathematics is not universal and does not exist in any real sense, other than in human brains. Humans construct, but do not discover, mathematics."



Fictionalism

"Field suggested that mathematics was dispensable, and therefore should be considered as a body of falsehoods not talking about anything real. He did this by giving a complete axiomatization of Newtonian mechanics that didn't reference numbers or functions at all...

Having shown how to do science without using numbers, Field proceeded to rehabilitate mathematics as a kind of useful fiction. He showed that mathematical physics is a conservative extension of his non-mathematical physics (that is, every physical fact provable in mathematical physics is already provable from Field's system), so that mathematics is a reliable process whose physical applications are all true, even though its own statements are false. Thus, when doing mathematics, we can see ourselves as telling a sort of story, talking as if numbers existed. For Field, a statement like "2 + 2 = 4" is just as fictitious as "Sherlock Holmes lived at 221B Baker Street"—but both are true according to the relevant fictions."



Social Constructivism

"Social constructivism or social realism theories see mathematics primarily as a social construct, as a product of culture, subject to correction and change. Like the other sciences, mathematics is viewed as an empirical endeavor whose results are constantly evaluated and may be discarded. However, while on an empiricist view the evaluation is some sort of comparison with "reality", social constructivists emphasize that the direction of mathematical research is dictated by the fashions of the social group performing it or by the needs of the society financing it.

This runs counter to the traditional beliefs of working mathematicians, that mathematics is somehow pure or objective. But social constructivists argue that mathematics is in fact grounded by much uncertainty: as mathematical practice evolves, the status of previous mathematics is cast into doubt, and is corrected to the degree it is required or desired by the current mathematical community. This can be seen in the development of analysis from reexamination of the calculus of Leibniz and Newton. "



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