 # Thread: You do the maths

1. ## You do the maths

I posted this elsewhere and have varied responses to what the answer would be. What do you think is the correct answer? Starting to doubt my own 'answer', but maths was never a strong point with me lol:

5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 = ?  Reply With Quote

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0  Reply With Quote

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15  Reply With Quote

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20?  Reply With Quote

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0

OK I'll change my answer to 15 after checking with a calculator!!!!!!

I'm thick and yes had forgotten my BODMAS.  Reply With Quote

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0

On an unrelated note, I only just found this out today, when someone posted it on FB.

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0  Reply With Quote

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15  Reply With Quote

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Hmmm.... nobody learn BODMAS at school?  Reply With Quote

10. ## Re: You do the maths Originally Posted by coin-op Hmmm.... nobody learn BODMAS at school?
Yes, which is why I ended up with 15.  Reply With Quote

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0.

Nothing to do with BODMAS at all. One step before that - basic multiplication!

Anything multiplied by 0 is zero.  Reply With Quote

12. ## Re: You do the maths

it is 0 anything times 0 is 0

lol posted same time as above  Reply With Quote

13. ## Re: You do the maths

You do the multiplying before the addition and substraction.  Reply With Quote

14. ## Re: You do the maths

Hmmmm i must be thick because i get 20 before it's multipled by zero, so my maths tell me if i have 20 and i multiply it by nothing it's still 20, i had 20 to start with so how can multiplying it by zero make it 0? it was multiplied not subtracted.

EDIT Rhinoz just explained it, i got A levels in English not maths lol  Reply With Quote

15. ## Re: You do the maths

5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 = 15
(5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5) x 0 = 0  Reply With Quote

16. ## Re: You do the maths Originally Posted by wadgey 0.

Nothing to do with BODMAS at all. One step before that - basic multiplication!

Anything multiplied by 0 is zero.
Well it is, some folks can't get the order of the maths, BODMAS would show that you do M before any A or S, so you would get zero.  Reply With Quote

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15  Reply With Quote

18. ## Re: You do the maths Originally Posted by ilscuro Hmmmm i must be thick because i get 20 before it's multipled by zero, so my maths tell me if i have 20 and i multiply it by nothing it's still 20, i had 20 to start with so how can multiplying it by zero make it 0? it was multiplied not subtracted.

EDIT Rhinoz just explained it, i got A levels in English not maths lol
20 x 0 is 0   Reply With Quote

19. ## Re: You do the maths

5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 x 0 = 15

Because it should be processed as

5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + 5 + 5 - 5 + (5 x 0) = 15  Reply With Quote

20. ## Re: You do the maths Originally Posted by prezzy 20 x 0 is 0 0 x 0=0
20 x 0=20

At least it does in my head Thanks fuck for calculators!  Reply With Quote

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