Maths Question

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  1. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

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    What's 5 + 1 x 10?

    Clue: If you get anything other than 15, it's wrong. Plain wrong. And it's not how we calculate transfer fees.
     
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    JLWBigLil Well-Known Member

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    My answer was Boris Karloff, but I'm easily confused these days.
    <img src ="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/07/c6/be/07c6be787ac48bc74111af0a612ade7a.jpg">
    By the way, if the answer is 15, shouldn't the sum be 5 + (1 X 10)?
    I still think the answer is Boris Karloff.
     
  3. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

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    Brackets not needed, it's clear with or without them. Multiplication comes before addition. Ask Mad Mark........
     
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    Could be 15, could be 60, depends where you put the brackets.
    Without them it's a void question.
     
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    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

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    It's not void, brackets not needed, always do multiplication before addition. Agreed that brackets would be clearer though, but they're optional.
     
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    Twenty five years in Payroll and that's the first time I've heard that. Probably explains why I never paid t'owd man & tingleytyke correctly!:D:D
     
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    I once bought a shelf with optional brackets.
     
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    Isn't the rule that multiplication and division comes before addition and subtraction UNLESS there are brackets?

    5+1x10=15
    5+(1x10)=15
    (5+1)x10=60
     
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    The answer is BIDMAS ie

    Brackets
    Indices
    Division
    Multiplication
    Addition
    Subtraction

    Order of operations
     
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    It's called BODMAS and means that things should be done in a certain order.
    Brackets first
    Orders second
    Division and
    Multiplication third
    Addition and
    Subtraction last
     
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    Did the brackets overlap?
     
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    I'd better give my A level Maths back.
     
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    Is this Bodmas bloke a replacement for Sam Winnall?
     
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    Plays for Grimsby dunt he?
     
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    and me:rolleyes:
     
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    Bid as seems to be more commonly known as bidmas now for some strange,reason .....
     
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    As in a mass of bids........................
     

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