Math Equation a lot of people get wrong 

5 years ago  '09 #341  
$536  229 
 

04052013, 03:21 PM  #342  
$n/a  
 

5 years ago  '08 #343 
$5,814  1560 
4 /thread...


5 years ago  '07 #344  
$9,073  3975 
 

5 years ago  '07 #345 
$15,931  4073 
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  
$16,773  3066 
 

5 years ago  '06 #347  
$851  35 
That being said I'm convinced the know it alls in this thread will keep this thread alive  

5 years ago  '04 #348  
$6,923  832 
 

5 years ago  '04 #349 
$4,051  9 
sh*t according to aunt sally this sh*t is 2...but fu*k it, idgaf


5 years ago  '11 #350 
$2,252  1 
yeah it's 4....


5 years ago  '04 #351  
$669  6 
boxden fo life baby  

04082013, 03:21 PM  #352  
$n/a  
 

5 years ago  '05 #353 
$599  32 
yeah...


5 years ago  '12 #354 
$12,548  3877 
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 
$4,996  735 
2
next! 

5 years ago  '07 #356 
$871  45 
to lazy to do it but use PEMDAS


4 years ago  '12 #357 
$14,611  5647 
wuts da answer


4 years ago  '05 #358 
$13,937  2912 
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 74+0+1. Which becomes 3+0+1 which is 4. What's so confusing about this? Last edited by Sub Crazy; 01052014 at 03:28 AM.. 

4 years ago  '12 #359  
$1,346  10 
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 
$1,346  10 
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 nonmathematical 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. " Last edited by Thugocracy; 01042014 at 12:01 PM.. 



