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dont read the thread, just answer

  1. 16 (87 votes [51.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.48%

  2. -16 (67 votes [39.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.64%

  3. I don't know how to do this math (15 votes [8.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.88%

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#1 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:55 PM

a classic thread
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#2 dada

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:56 PM

I am watching very closely.

Don't screw it up this time.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

uh oh

#4 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

please real vote, and if you don't want to vote for I DON'T KNOW btw.
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#5 Chipotle

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:00 PM

this is middle school shit
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#6 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:02 PM

this is middle school shit


last time this topic came around it was a 50/50 split and one of the people fervently arguing the wrong side is at Harvard now on a scholarship. there's something MORE to this than math and I hope this poll helps figure out what it is.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

last time this topic came around it was a 50/50 split and one of the people fervently arguing the wrong side is at Harvard now on a scholarship. there's something MORE to this than math and I hope this poll helps figure out what it is.

what??? who??

#8 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

paul c.
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#9 Randy Moist

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:09 PM

it's probably just people who see -4 as a single number and not -1*4. After that you just got order of operations which maybe people don't know?

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:10 PM

yeah some people just imagine parentheses in their head

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:12 PM

Yeah, it's clearly -16. It would be 16 if the question was (-4)^2.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:16 PM

nope I can't get -16 any way I do it. have not done maths for 2 years though so!

#13 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

nope I can't get -16 any way I do it. fuck you maths teachers.


type it into google.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:18 PM

hahahahaha

I have never thought of it that way but that makes a lot more sense.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:19 PM

no option to remove vote?? lol

oh well
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:19 PM

yeah that does not give any explanation nice try.


It really does.
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#17 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

yeah that does not give any explanation nice try.


it shows you order of operations pretty explicitly. the negative is outside, meaning its multiplication, meaning you do the exponent first.
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#18 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

nice try i know your edit tricks by now...
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#19 tuxedo marx

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:21 PM

too quick bros

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:21 PM

Yeah, it's clearly -16. It would be 16 if the question was (-4)^2.

....ffffffffffffff

Oh well, I screwed up.




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