# Thread: Hey MPGH, what do you think? 48÷2(9+3)=?

1. I thought it was 2 for a while, but it actually is 288.

You do the brackets, but then its Multiplication/Division in the order they appear in. Division is first in the order, so that is done first. The remainder from that division is then multiplied by 12. You end up getting 288.

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4. I did the math on both, both are correct. See no issue here.

5. Originally Posted by ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)

He's right. 2 is out since we divided by 48 which itself remained 24. Then it's 24 divided by 12 which is 2.

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6. my working out :
48/2=24
24(9+3)
24*9=216
24*3=72
216+72
=288

7. Originally Posted by NemsOne
my working out :
48/2=24
24(9+3)
24*9=216
24*3=72
216+72
=288
You did it like the most longest way possible. You can solve it in 2 steps:
48÷2(9+3)=
48÷2x12=
24x12=288

Originally Posted by Xiolest
I did the math on both, both are correct. See no issue here.
There's only 1 correct answer in this type of math question and its 288.

8. Originally Posted by Jem

Bracket is times haha
Thats parenthesis and but its still times

9. Originally Posted by Sedewced

Thats parenthesis and but its still times
Eh? Brackets is not times. Brackets are just there to show what you do first. The question is this:
48÷2x(9+3)=

Its the same as if it was 7w. 7w means 7 x w

10. Originally Posted by Priaros
Eh? Brackets is not times. Brackets are just there to show what you do first. The question is this:
48÷2x(9+3)=

Its the same as if it was 7w. 7w means 7 x w
Its Parenthesis and if its in the order like 6(6) it is multiplication but if its like 6(6+6) then you add first and after adding you do what is next so if 6(12) is all thats left you do it and get 72 but if you have something like 6/6+6(12) you would do 6/6 being 1 and then 6(12) so it would be 1+72 and make it 73 those are just random numbers it isnt related to the problem but yea

11. Originally Posted by Priaros
Eh? Brackets is not times. Brackets are just there to show what you do first. The question is this:
48÷2x(9+3)=

Its the same as if it was 7w. 7w means 7 x w
Omg how old are you... 6(W) is the same as 6xW

12. Originally Posted by Sedewced

Its Parenthesis and if its in the order like 6(6) it is multiplication but if its like 6(6+6) then you add first and after adding you do what is next so if 6(12) is all thats left you do it and get 72 but if you have something like 6/6+6(12) you would do 6/6 being 1 and then 6(12) so it would be 1+72 and make it 73 those are just random numbers it isnt related to the problem but yea
So what you are saying is
(2+3)+(4+5)
is
2+3 + x 4 +5
So the answer would be 5 x 9 not 5 + 9

Originally Posted by Jem
Omg how old are you... 6(W) is the same as 6xW
And there is a invisible multiplication sign at 6x(W). How old are you?

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I just want to add another example if brackets means times.

Original question:
7 + 20 + 10 = ? Everyone know its equals 27

But because I want to make it someone to solve one part of this first I'll add a bracket
7 + (20+10) = ? Is the answer now
7 + x(30) = 210

13. Originally Posted by Priaros
So what you are saying is
(2+3)+(4+5)
is
2+3 + x 4 +5
So the answer would be 5 x 9 not 5 + 9

And there is a invisible multiplication sign at 6x(W). How old are you?
Im saying it just depends on what is in the parenthesis or "brackets" so if a problem is the "brackets" then you would do that first but if there is no problem it should be treated as a multiplication symbol but it reality this problem has no actual answer because it is written wrong both answers are correct

and it would be
(2+3)+(4+5)
(5)+(9)
but since the addition symbol is in the way they are treated as normal numbers and you add so it would be 14 since they are not directly next to each other

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15. Originally Posted by Priaros
Original question:
7 + 20 + 10 = ? Everyone know its equals 27

But because I want to make it someone to solve one part of this first I'll add a bracket
7 + (20+10) = ? Is the answer now
7 + x(30) = 210
7 + 20 + 10 = 37 not 27
and 7 + (20+10) =
7 + (30) = 37 since the addition separates them

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