# Yo man u seem really really smart. i was wondering if u dont mind me

• kai0ty

#### kai0ty

yo man u seem really really smart. i was wondering if u don't mind me asking where did u go to school and what did u major in. i love math, its fascinating, and u seem to have a very in depth understanding of it so if u don't mind could u tell me? also i don't have a question. 2+2/2 wahts the answer 2 or 3? there are no parenthesis i know that would change it.

2+2/2 = 2+1 = 3

Why? Order of operations.

here's a way to remember...
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
P=Parentheses
E=Exponents
M=Multiplication
D=Division
S=Subtraction

In other words, first solve brackets, then parentheses, then multiplication/division, then addition/subtraction last.

In the case of "2 + 2/2"...
First: Division (2/2)

Thus, 2+2/2 = 3

Actually, "Hals" is my cousin. I'm "Halls"!

Originally posted by HallsofIvy
Actually, "Hals" is my cousin. I'm "Halls"!
You all look the same to me.

- Warren

ah, a typo discovered i have. mb. also i thought that you were supposed to work left to right? isn't that a rule too? maybe I am just crazy.

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No, you READ left to write (well, those of us of European linguistic bent). You do operations in the defined order as Brum said. As far as you being crazy- I wouldn't presume.