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

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yo man u seem really really smart. i was wondering if u dont 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 dont mind could u tell me? also i dont 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...
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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

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Originally posted by HallsofIvy
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ah, a typo discovered i have. mb. also i thought that you were supposed to work left to right? isnt that a rule too? maybe im just crazy.

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